TEHRAN – Iran produced over 64.1 million tons of cement in the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, 2012).
The figure was 5.6 percent higher compared to the same period in the previous year, IRNA reported on Wednesday.
In December 2012, Iranian Industry, Mines, and Trade Deputy Minister Vajiollah Jafari said by reaching the annual output capacity of 115 million tons, Iran will become world's third largest cement producer in the coming years.
Iran's cement output will reach 75 million tons by the end of current Iranian calendar year, ISNA reported.
Iran plans to increase its cement output up to 85 million tons by the end of the next Iranian Calendar year.
Iran plans to export 12 million tons of cement in the current calendar year.
Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said in August 2012 that the country's cement production capacity will reach 110 million tons by 2015.
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