In the first 5 months of this year, the Iran`s cement grew by more than 24 million tons
Mining News Pro - The head of the Guild of Cement Industries said that the volume of cement production in the five months of this year amounted to 24.55 thousand and 446 tons, which shows an increase of more than 244.1 thousand tons compared to the same period last year.

According to Mining News Pro -Mohammad Atabak added that cement production figures for the first five months of last year were 23 million and 841,293 tons.

He reminded that cement production was recorded in the 5th month of this year of more than 5 million and 179 thousand tons, while the performance of August 96 was reported to be 5.5 million and 172 thousand and 988 tons.

According to Atabak, during the five months of this year, clinker production was 26.96 million and 428 tons, up 2.7 percent year-on-year.

The clinker production in the five months of 2017 was 25 million and 409 thousand and 636 tons, while the clinker production rate in the month of July was 97 million to 3,953 thousand and 231 tons, which recorded a 2.6 per cent drop compared to the same month last year.

He mentioned the production clinker number in the month of August 2017 at 4.55 million tons and 565 tons.

Published data shows that the total amount of cement and clinker exports in the 12 months was 96 figures of 12 million 134 thousand and 398 tons, which decreased by 6.93 percent to 13.37 thousand and 358 tons in the year.

The share of cement exports last year was 6.84 thousand and 339 tons, up from 16.7 percent in comparison to 7 million 310 thousand and 917 tons in 95 years.

Clinker exports last year also amounted to 6 million and 50,595 tons, up from 5.726 billion tons and 441 tons, up 95 percent, up 5.7 percent.

Atabak cited the amount of delivered cement to the consumer market in the first five months of this year equal to 20 million and 649 thousand and 258 tons, a decrease of 1.6 percent compared to the same period last year (21.5 thousand and 578 tons).

According to the Association`s report, last year, the amount of cement delivered to the domestic market amounted to 48 million and 974 thousand and 497 tons, up from 2.47 percent compared to 47.594 billion and 132 tons in 2016 years.

Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Jafar Sarghini announced this month`s agreement with a 12% increase in cement prices, saying that this increase has been calculated and implemented for 2 years 2017 and 2018 , respectively.

According to him, this increase of 12% is included in all cement production items and is the basis for the performance of the factories.

Seventh August, Seyyed Mohammad Atabak, director of the Cement Industry Employers Association, announced that the cement price change was decided upon by the ministry of industry, mining and trade under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and it was fully coordinated, and the matter was communicated to the Consumer Protection and Manufacturers Association.

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