Cement, clinker exports from Iran up 17.3% in 5 months yr/yr

September 28, 2018

TEHRAN- Iran exported 5.819 million tons of cement and clinker in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20- August 22), Chairman of Cement Industry Employers Association Seyed Mohammad Atabak told IRNA on Friday.

He put the volume of cement and clinker exported from the country at 4.959 million tons in the first five months of the previous year.

Atabak put the cement exports at 2.935 million tons in the five-month period of this year, rising nine percent from the amount of past year’s same time span and put the clinker exports at 2.883 million tons, increasing 26.9 percent from the figure of the first five months of previous year.

He said among the 20 countries that bought cement and clinker from Iran in the five-month period, Afghanistan and Iraq stood at the first and second places, importing 30 percent and 26 percent of the exported products.

Meanwhile, according to the data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the amount of cement chain products exported from Iran during the first five months of this year stood at 7.539 million tons, with eight percent growth from the figure of the same period of time in the past year.

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