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Govt to buy 2Mt of Cement from Local Producers

By John Lee. Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has reportedly agreed to purchase 2Mt of cement from local producers. According to Global Cement, Iran’s Bank Maskan (Housing Bank) will finance the road building plan and the cement producers will receive the money in cash. Abdolreza Sheikhan, secretary of Iran’s Cement Industry Employers Association, […]

FLSmidth: Iran one of our Most Important Markets

By John Lee. Danish-based engineering company FLSmidth has opened an office in Tehran on Tuesday. Following an opening ceremony hosted by the National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICICO), Per Mejnert Kristensen (pictured), the President of FLSmidth’s cement division, told Tehran Times: “FLSmidth has a very long time history in Iran. We have been here for […]

IME resumes Cement Export Trade

Cement offerings for export have reportedly resumed at the Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME). Isfahan Cement Company initiated the offering with 2000 tonnes of cement on Saturday, 1000 tonnes of which were traded on cash payment, according to Cemnet. IRNA also quotes IME head Hamed Soltaninejad as saying: “We intend to expand our export markets for […]

Iraq to Remove Ban on Iranian Cement

By John Lee. The secretary of Iran’s Cement Industry Employers Association has said that Iraq has promised to remove its ban on the import of Iranian cement. Fars news agency quotes Abdolreza Sheikhan as saying that following several meetings between Iranian and Iraqi officials, Baghdad promised to give priority to Iranian exports, once general ban […]

Iran’s Cement Exports down by 20%

Iranian cement and clinker exports fell by 20 percent over the past Iranian year (1394), IRNA reports. According to Abdolreza Sheikhan, the secretary of the Association of Cement Industry Entrepreneurs, Iran’s exports of cement and clinker shrank to nearly 15 million tons from 18.5 million tons the previous year. He said that security concerns in […]