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Iran's cement exports rise 7%

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement exports increased seven per cent YoY to 3.8Mt in the first seven months of the Iranian year started 21 March, according to Abdurreza Sheykhan, chairman of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Association. Exports of clinker bricks also rose in the same period, increasing 13.6 per cent to 3.84Mt. However, Mr Sheykhan also noted that there is a probability that cement exports may decrease in the upcoming months. Sanctions and increases in both internal and international transportati...

Increased export revenue MoM and YoY for Pakistan producers in 3MFY19

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$29.05m by exporting 671,913t of cement during September compared to US$27.57m on 617,745t of cement in previous month. This represents a MoM growth of 5.4 per cent and 8.8 per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively. Compared to September 2017, earnings of US$17.76m on 359,766t of cement, it translates to a growth of 63.5 per cent in earning of foreign currency and 86....

Packaging costs rise 117% in Iran

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The price of cement packaging in Iran has increased by 117 per cent from late-2017, according to Mohammad Ali Bod, member of the Iranian Cement Industry Employers' Association. The cost of packaging for a 50kg cement bag has risen from IRR8500 (US$0.2) to IRR18,500, with the surge negatively impacting producers. “Some plants will have to stop operating if the country doesn’t take necessary steps to resolve this problem,” said Mr Bod.

IMIDRO chairman resigns

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Mehdi Karbasian, the chairman of the Iran Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation (IMIDRO), has resigned. Fars news agency reported that Kabasian resigned his post after new legislation on retired employees was ratified by the country. Ardeshir Sa'ad Mohammadi, deputy of IMIDRO, becomes the temporary new chairman of the organisation. IMIDRO operates eight major companies and 55 subsidiaries with activities in cement, steel and minerals.

Production remains stable in Iran

24 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 24,085,446t of cement in the first five months of its calendar year, started on 21 March 2018, representing a minor increase of one per cent YoY from 23,841,346t. Volumes remained stable in the 23 July-22 August period, reaching 5.179Mt from 5.173Mt of the year-ago period. Furthermore, clinker production rose 2.7 per cent YoY to 26,096,428t in the first five months, according to the Guild Association of the Cement Industry Employers.

Iran’s cement exports up 32%

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement exports expanded by 32 per cent during the first four months of the current fiscal year (20 March-22 July 2018), according to the country’s Customs Administration. The country exported cement to the value of US$107m, representing a 32 per cent YoY rise, and a volume of 2.7Mt, up 24 per cent YoY. In addition, 2.2Mt of clinker was exported with a value of US$60m.  Destinations included Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Cement and clinker exports to Oman and Kuwait saw...

Iran imports surge 106% in 1Q

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) has announced 4,407,695t of cement exports in the first quarter of the calendar year (21 March 2018-21 June 2019), valued at over US$159.3m. The volume of exports was consistent compared to the year-ago period, according to MEHR News Agency. Imports, however, surged 106 per cent YoY to 12,786t in the same period, with the value showing similar growth of 131 per cent to US$8.3m. In the 2017-18, the country produced 55,192,200t of...

HeidelbergCement reduces activity in Georgia

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Due to recent developments, HeidelbergCement's management has been forced to lay off close to 200 workers in Georgia and run the company at about 50 per cent capacity, because it can no longer compete with underpriced cement being sold on the Georgian market. HeidelbergCement currently employs more than 1300 people in Georgia and the lay-offs will impact on local families, says the company. Michael Hampel, general director of HeidelbergCement Georgia, has expressed regret to Versatile KS ...

Iranian cement producer invests in solar power

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran-based Shahrekord Cement Company has had a 1.5MW photovoltaic system by Fronius Solar Energy installed at its cement plant. The project is not only unique due to the large output generated but also due to its location. The Shahrekord Cement site is 2300m above sea level in the city of Shahrekord, also known as the 'Roof of Iran'. The region is prone to hot summers and cold winters, with ambient temperatures varying between -10 and +50˚C – conditions that made this a complicated projec...

Iranian cement facilities produced 49.7Mt in the 11MFY17-18

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Iranian facilities produced 49.697Mt of cement during the first 11 months of the last fiscal year (20 March 2017-20 February 2018), falling 1.8 per cent YoY. The latest statistics show that exports of the country’s minerals and mineral industry products has increased in value but dropped in volume, according to Trend News Agency. Exports of the products reached US$8.396bn over the 11MFY17-18, a six per cent increase on the year-ago period. The volume of mineral exports decreased three per...