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Cement

  • EghtesadOnline: Cement factories are compelled to sell their products only via the Iran Mercantile Exchange, a deputy industries minister said.

  • EghtesadOnline: According to the latest figures by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade, the nominal production of cement in Iran stood at 88 million tons in the fiscal 2020-21.

  • EghtesadOnline: Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (locally known as Tavanir) said steel and cement factories can operate from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 am and cut their electricity consumption by half.

  • EghtesadOnline: Iran was ranked the world’s seventh biggest producer of cement in 2020 by the United States Geological Survey, with an output of 60 million tons.

  • EghtesadOnline: Iran' cement production in the first six months of the current fiscal year (started March 20) reached 35.63 million tons, which shows an increase of 14.4% compared with the same period of last year.

  • EghtesadOnline: As of March 2018, Iraq used to be the main export destination of Iranian cement, but it is more than a year now since the neighboring country suspended imports of this construction material from Iran.

  • EghtesadOnline: A total of 5.84 tons of cement worth $128 million were exported from Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-Aug. 21), according to the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.

  • EghtesadOnline: More than 17.5 million tons of cement and clinker were exported from Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2019-20), registering a 32% growth compared with the previous year, according to the head of Cement Employers Association.

  • EghtesadOnline: The sharp rise in household gas consumption due to the cold weather has resulted in cutting gas supply to other sectors, including cement factories and power plants. In the past week feedstock (natural gas) supply to some petrochemical plants was reduced or completely cut off.

  • EghtesadOnline: Iran produced 41.5 million tons of cement during the first eight months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Nov. 21) to register an increase of more than 10% compared with last year’s corresponding period, the Persian economic daily Donya-e-Eqtesad reported, citing data from the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade.