Annual cement production exceeds 68m tons

April 28, 2021 - 11:27

TEHRAN- Iran produced 68.3 million tons of cement during the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), the secretary of Cement Industry Employers Association announced.

Abdolreza Sheikhan also said that the annual output can reach over 70 million tons in the current year.

According to the production statistics of 68.3 million tons in the previous year, it can be concluded that more than 80 percent of the capacity of 87 million tons of cement factories was active.

Iran's cement industry has a history of more than eight decades of activity.

Currently, there are 96 cement production lines active in 74 factories across Iran, nearly half of them are less than 10 years old. This is an indication that new production units have a greater share of the total output in this sector.

With an annual production capacity of 87 million tons, Iran’s cement industry holds the world’s sixth place in terms of production capacity.

The country’s annual cement consumption stands at about 65 million tons and the annual exports of the commodity chain are over 11 million tons.

Neighboring countries are not only the consumers of Iranian cement but also demand the transfer of the cement industry’s technology to their countries.


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