Iran: Iranian cement producers owe €600m to the country's National Development Fund

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Updated Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:23:14 GMT

Iran: Iranian cement producers owe €600m to the country's National Development Fund, according to Abdolreza Sheikhan, the secretary of the Union of Iranian Cement Industry Employers. Sheikhan also cited studies supporting that the price of cement should be increased by 17%, due to transportation and production costs, in order to present cement plants being closed.

"Presently, Iran with an output capacity of 70 million tons of cement a year is the world's fourth largest producer of cement after China, India and the United States," said Sheikhan. Iran could become the world's third largest cement producer if its 75Mt/yr nominal production capacity becomes its actual capacity, he noted. In May 2014, Sheikhan said that cement prices might be increased by 22%.