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Iran's cement and clinker exports rise 22%

06 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran exported 11.4Mt of cement and clinker to 37 countries in the first eight months of the Iranian year from 21 March 2019-21 November 2019. Exports during the period rose by 22 per cent, compared to the corresponding period a year ago, according to the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation. Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Russia were the top destinations for cement and clinker exports and the top 10 countries accounted for 78 per ce...

Iran to invest US$35m in new Iraqi plant

26 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Khuzestan province is to invest US$35m in the construction of a cement plant in Al-Emareh, Iraq, announced the province’s Deputy Governor General for Coordinating Economic Affairs, Nourollah Hassandeh. The project was launched five years ago following talks between Khuzestani and Iraqi officials and is currently in its final stages, reports the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). "If Khuzestan to be able to provide Iraq with its required raw materials for construction of the cement plan...

Pakistan and Iran explore cooperation on cement trade

26 November 2019, Published under Cement News

A trade delegation from the government of Iran, headed by Ali Mohtasham Amiri, managing director of Milad-e-Noor, has visited Pakistan to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation and enhancing trade relations between Tehran and Islamabad. The cement industry is also included in their agenda, says a statement of Pakistan largest trade representative body, the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). The delegation is interested in different types of polypropylene bags for cement ...

Iran faces higher transportation costs for exports to Iraq

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran is facing difficulties in its cement exports to Iraq, including issues with costs, weight of exports and transportation, according to Ali Mohammad Bod of the Tehran Cement Co and cited by Trend News Agency. “The volume of cement exports has been reduced while the volume of clinker has increased," he said, because the price of clinker is based on the supply and demand. In addition transportation by land and sea have also increased and caused certain issues, Mr Bod told the news agency...

Iran’s Qeshm works exports 2500t of cement to Somalia

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

A consignment of 2500t of cement was exported by Qesh cement plant, Hormozgan, Iran, to Somalia, according to Hormuz Amiri, head of development and trade at Qeshm Free Trade Zone. This is the fifth cargo exported since 21 March 2019, the start of the Iranian year. To date, 104,000t of clinker have been exported from Qeshm to the UAE. Established in 2000, the Qesh cement plant produces 1400tpd and exports to 13 African and Asian countries, including Egypt, India, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Pakis...

Iran sees cement exports up, clinker exports down

01 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran exported 5.48Mt of cement and clinker during the first five months (21 March-22 August 2019) of the Iranian year, according to the Secretary of Iran’s Cement and Clinker Export Market, Abdolreza Sheikhan. Clinker exports slipped by almost two per cent but cement exports advanced by 17 per cent when compared with the equivalent period in the previous year. Output from domestic cement plants increased 4.8 per cent YoY to 25.17Mta.

Iran: supporting growth

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Following rapid growth Iran’s cement capacity is forecast to reach 100Mta by 2021 and 120Mta by the end of the country’s 20-Year Vision Plan in 2025. Key infrastructure and housing projects as well as new export markets are expected to provide the demand required to support the continued expansion of the domestic cement industry. By Hamid Reza Tajik, ICEM Co, Iran. Iran’s cement industry has rapidly expanded in recent decades and is on course to support the country’s 20-Year Vision...

Armenia places import duty on Iranian cement

03 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Armenia's parliament has approved a 14,000/t duty to be set on imported cement from Iran. A total of 85 law makers voted in favour of the duty with 16 voting against and three abstaining. The Armenia party also wanted a state duty on the import of clinker from Iran but this has not been put in place. The bill for the cement duty passed while a group of construction workers protested outside parliament. The demonstrators were arguing that the duty would increase prices of cement. Babken Tun...

Iran’s cement exports to Iraq suspended

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement exports to Iraq have been suspended, said Hamid Hosseini, secretary general of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, Trend reports. He said Iran’s exports to Iraq have been suspended for more than a year due to dumping claims. Iranian export companies were not in possession of facts to prove the opposite, he said. “Thus, Iraq has first increased its fees for imported cement from Iran,” he noted. “Then imports of cement from Iran were periodically banned.”

Iran reports 4% growth in 11M cement exports

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran has reported a four per cent YoY growth in cement exports at 12,652,000t in the first 11 months of the last Iranian year (21 March 2018-21 February 2019). However, the value of cement exports fell 14 per cent YoY to around US$398.4m, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA). Cement imports also declined during the period, decreasing 21 per cent YoY to around 39,600t.