TEHRAN - Iran exported 8.064 million tons of cement and clinker in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, up 43.5 percent year on year.
Exports of cement and clinker amounted to 6.52 million tons and 1.53 million tons, respectively, the Mehr News Agency quoted the secretary of the union of cement industry employers, Abdolreza Sheikhan, as saying.
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.
Ex-Iranian Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said in August 2012 that the country's cement production capacity will reach 110 million tons by 2015.
Iran exported cement to 24 countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Oman, India, and China in the past Iranian year.
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