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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.

New cement facility inaugurated in Iran

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Monde Dashti Cement’s new 1.2Mta cement production unit has been inaugurated by Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, through a video conference, according to the Tehran Times.  The plant based in Bushehr province represents an investment of around IRR3.8trn (US$90.48m) and has created over 170 job opportunities.

Iran set to export over 14,000t of cement to Somalia

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Over 14,000t of cement is set to be exported from Iran’s southern island of Qeshm to Somalia, according to Iran Daily. "A 14,500t cargo of bagged cement produced in Qeshm will be exported to Somalia on a Tanzanian ship named AMINA-H," said Pejman Bahrami, deputy head for maritime transport and port affairs, Qeshm Free Zone Organization. The loading of the bagged cement began on Tuesday and will take 4-5 days. The order comes as country officials recognise the need to reduce dependency on ...

Cement import into USA draws US$506,250 OFAC penalty

25 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has reached a US$506,250 settlement with ZAG International, based in Newtown (CT), for illegally sourcing clinker from Iran. Between 11 July 2014-15 January 2015, ZAG International purchased 263,563t of Iranian-origin clinker via a supplier in the UAE, which was then resold by the company to a customer in Tanzania. ZAG’s actions violated the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations. OFAC said ZAG’s managing direct...

Iran produces 41Mt of cement in last 9M of 2018

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 41Mt of cement during the nine months to 21 December 2018, of which 4.8Mt were exported, reports the Iran Cement Association. According to Iran Cement Association Secretary, Abdolreza Sheikhan, domestically-produced cement is currently priced at US$25-30/t in export markets, which indicates that export earnings amounted to US$120-144m for the reported period. "Cement production during the nine months saw no significant change compared with the similar period of last year whi...

Production rises in Iran's South Khorasan province

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Two plants in Iran's South Khorasan province have produced around 765,000t of cement since the start of the current Iranian year (21 March-22 Oct), a 22 per cent YoY increase, according to Davud Shahraki, chairman of the province's Industry, Mining and Trade Organisation. "Two plants operating in Qaen and Darmian counties of South Khorasan province employ 350 people. These plants are able to produce 1.8 million tons of cement per year," said Mr Shahraki. The value of the produced cemen...