Iran’s Clinker and Cement News

Iran rank in the world was the seventh biggest producer of cement in 2020 by the United States Geological Survey, producing above 60 million tons. The ranking has not changed since 2019. 

The report says that global cement production has also remained unchanged at 4.1 billion tons in 2020.

And China was the world’s biggest producer of the construction material producing 2.2 billion tons. India follows it with 340 million tons. Iranian cement consumption in May 2021 reached 5.78Mt. This represents a 28.4 per cent MoM increase from 4.5Mt in April 2021.

In addition to domestic deliveries, cement producers exported 0.34Mt of cement, down 26.1 per cent MoM, and 0.79Mt of clinker, up 3.9 per cent MoM. The cement plants produced 6.1Mt of cement in May 2021, a 21 per cent rise when compared with April 2021, when cement output was 5.04Mt. Clinker production went down 4.6 per cent in May 2021 to 6.68Mt from 7Mt in April 2021.

Iran’s cement market contracted by 24 per cent YoY to 4.5Mt in April 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. In April 2020 the country’s demand reached 5.91Mt.

Exports of clinker in April 2021 remained stable at 0.76Mt when compared with April 2020 while cement exports increased by 31 per cent YoY to 0.46Mt.

On the supply side, clinker output from domestic cement plants edged up nine per cent to 7Mt, but cement production noted a 19 per cent drop to 5.04Mt when compared with output data for April 2020.

January-April 2021
In the first four months of 2021, total domestic market demand saw a two per cent uptick to 18.88Mt when compared with 18.44Mt in January-April 2020.


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