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Iran: IME to resume cement trading

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Iran Mercantile Exchange’s (IME) export trading board, established to curb unhealthy competition among cement producers and other trades, is all set to resume cement trading, the head of the country's Cement Employers Association, Abdolreza Sheikhan, said. Founded in 2006, IME trades in agricultural, industrial and petrochemical products in the spot and futures markets. Iran's cement industry has been dealing with low demand and the consequent liquidity issues for the past few years,...

Iran: gas outages halt production

03 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Operations at cement plants in Iran have been disrupted by continuous gas outages every winter, according the the head of the Cement Employers Association (CEA), Mohammed Atabak. “The gas supply of cement plants is cut to meet household demand, causing a great deal of problems for cement producers,” said Mr Atabak. Two years ago cement industry officials cut a deal with the government to suspend production in the first two months of winter (December-January) to boost gas supplies. In retu...

Iran: Gebr Pfeiffer mill for Biarjaimand Cement plant

07 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has been awarded a contract for the supply of a raw mill (type MVR 4250 R-4) to Biarjaimand Cement Company’s cement plant in Iran. The mill has an installed drive power of 3000kW and is designed to grind 280tph of raw material to a fineness of ≤12 % R 90µm. The order was placed by Beijing Kaysun Trading, a subsidiary of CATIC, on behalf of Biarjaimand Cement. Delivery of the equipment is expected to begin in 2H17.

Iran: Fars cement plant exports increase by 134%

26 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Fars province exported 285,700t of the construction material worth US$11.7m in the five months of the current Iranian year (started 20 March), registering a 134 per cent and 86 per cent growth in export volume and value, respectively, compared with last year’s corresponding period, according to Fars Province’s Industries, Mining and Trade Organisation. Iraq, Afghanistan, the UAE and Kuwait were the main export destinations, IRNA reported. Nine out of 71 cement plants acros...

Iran: exports reach 4.4Mt in first four months

22 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Iran exported 2.57Mt of cement and 1.83Mt of clinker in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar (20 March-21 July 2016), according to the Secretary of the Cement Industry Employers Association, Abdolreza Sheikhan. Domestic output by the country’s 70 cement plants reached 18.75Mt during this period. In the past Iranian calendar year 1394 (ended on 19 March 2016), exports of cement and clinker stood at more than 15Mt, a 20 per cent decrease compared to the preceding year due t...

Iran: Turkmenistan exports reach US$1bn

24 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Deputy Minister of Industry, Valiollah Afkhamirad has said that the country's exports to Turkmenistan have reached US$1bn. He added that Tehran is seeking now more than ever to secure its position in the Ashgabat market. According to Mr Afkhamirad, Iran holds the highest record of exports to Turkmenistan among the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Saman Cement's MD angered by Iraq's high import duties

23 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The managing director of Saman Cement Co, in Kermanshah, West Iran, has said that Iraq's high import duties on cement has put the Iranian cement industry in crisis, reports the Tasnim News Agency. Shahryar Geravandi, the managing director of Saman Cement Co said: "The new policy of the Iraqi government to increase import cement duties has put [Iranian] cement factories in danger, and domestic cement factories are now facing surplus product." Geravandi added that importing to new markets ...

Iran Mercatile exchange resumes cement export trade

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement offerings for export have resumed at Iran Mercantile Exchange, the IME chief said. 
Isfahan Cement Company initiated the offering with 2000t of cement on Saturday, 1000t of which were traded on cash payment.
 “We intend to expand our export markets for cement and unify prices by exporting the commodity through IME,” Hamed Soltaninejad was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
 Government-enforced pricings and the subsequent lack of competition caused cement manufacturers to become disillus...

Iran: exporters look to Africa for new markets

15 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement producers are looking further afield as the impact of Iraq’s ban on imports shuts them out of their main export market, the Financial Tribune reports. The lifting of sanctions on Iran earlier this year has expanded the list of potential destinations for cement exports. In May, the Iraqi parliament approved legislation banning cement imports in a move designed to protect domestic producers. Iran has hitherto been a major supply to its neighbour: 48 per cent of Iranian export...

Iran: cement exports exceed 15Mt

08 June 2016, Published under Cement News

In the year March 2015-2016 Iran produced more than 60Mt of cement, resulting in 15.9Mt of exports to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar. Iranian cement production accounted for approximately two per cent of global production in the given year, making the country the seventh-largest cement producer in the world, slipping from fourth position in the previous year.  Iran aims to increase its production and exports to 120Mt and 32Mt, respectively, by year end 2020.