Iran: 350,000 tons cement exported abroad

Byszheng

Updated Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:42:59 GMT

Head of Fars Province Organization of Industry, Mines and Trade said on Wednesday that in Iranian year of 1393 more than 4.700 million tons cement were produced from the province and 350,000 tons were exported abroad.

Ali Hemmati said that export of this amount earned more than 19 million dollars.

He said that cement was exported to Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait and Somali. 

Hemmati said that Fars Province has eight cement factories by capacity of 5.700 million tons output annually.

He said that three other cement plants are to be commissioned soon and authorization for construction of eight other factories has been issued. 

Currently, total production capacity of cement in the country is around 80 million tons annually, which is to increase to 95 million tons soon.