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Rise in October cement sales in Saudi Arabia

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World Cement,

According to local news sources, Saudi Arabia has seen a small rebound in cement consumption in October 2013.

October 2013 figures

Sales and production

  • Cement sales increased by 2% from 4.13 million t in 2012 to 4.19 million t in October 2013.
  • The volume of cement produced also rose slightly, reaching 4.23 million t compared to 4.22 million t during the same period in 2012.
  • Production of clinker saw a larger increase of 19% in October 2013, standing at 4.74 million t compared to 3.98 million t in the same period in 2012.
  • Deliveries of clinker stood at 54 000 t in October 2013.

Imports and exports

  • Imported clinker stood at 780 000 t in October 2013. Saudi cement companies imported 1.925 million t of clinker in the first nine months of 2013, compared to 399 000 t in 2012.
  • The volume of exported clinker in October increased by 9% to 36 000 t compared to 33 000 t in 2012.

Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling

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