|Iran’s annual cement exports hit 18m tons||
TEHRAN – Iran exported around 18 million tons of cement in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, 2014, IRNA cited a report published by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade on Sunday.
According to the report, Iran ranks first in the Middle East and third in the world in terms of cement exports.
The country’s annual cement output is currently about 80 million tons, of which 50 million tons is used by domestic industries.
In August 2012, former Iranian Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said that the country's cement production capacity would reach 110 million tons by 2015.
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