|Iran’s 3-month cement production exceeds 18.2m tons||
TEHRAN – Iran produced 18.23 million tons of cement in spring 2014, which corresponds to the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 20).
Moreover, over 19.35 million tons of clinker -- lumps or nodules, usually 3–25 mm in diameter, produced by sintering limestone and clay during the cement kiln stage -- were produced in the mentioned time span, the Mehr News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Cement manufacturers purchasing clinker usually grind it as an addition to their own clinker at their cement plants.
Iran exported around 18 million tons of cement in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, 2014.
The country ranked 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.
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