Iranian cement production has surpassed that of 2012, with the Secretary of Iranian Cement Industry Employers, Abdolreza Sheikhan, stating that that country's cement output reached 44.5 million t in the first seven months of the Iranian calendar year (beginning on 21 March). This is 2% higher than the same period last year. During this period, the country distributed 32.8 million t of cement to the domestic market.
The IRNA announced that cement production in the seventh month of the financial year stood at 6.19 million t. Exports have also seen a 41% y/y increase, with 9.673 million t being exported in the first six months of the Iranian calendar year.
Cement output is predicted to reach 80 million t by the end of the year and the country plans to increase production to 85 million t by the end of the next financial year.
Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling
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