Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

Iran’s cement, clinker export increases

A total of 6.7 million tons of cement and 10.8 million tons of clinker were exported in the last Iranian year (March 2019-20) mainly to Iraq, Kuwait, China, Bangladesh, India, the littoral states of Persian Gulf and Central Asian countries

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.

“Cement accounted for 6.7 million tons and clinker for 10.8 million tons of the total sum. Our main export destinations over the period were Iraq, Kuwait, China, Bangladesh, India, the littoral states of Persian Gulf and Central Asian countries,” Abdolreza Sheikhan was also quoted as saying by Mizan Online.

Clinker is a solid material produced in the process of manufacturing Portland cement as an intermediary product. It occurs as lumps or nodules, usually 3-25 millimeters in diameter. It is produced by sintering (fusing together without melting to the point of liquefaction) limestone and aluminosilicate materials such as clay during the cement kiln stage. 

Source: Financial Tribune

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