Cement consumption is directly related to construction industry. As the building industry is on recession in Iran, cement consumption has decreased significantly and cement production is more than its consumption.
Iran’s cement capacity is 85 million MT per year while totally 63 million MT is manufactured. However cement producers have 20 million MT of surplus cement because of market recession and face problems in exporting it. There are not export terminals for cement in Iran, difficult for cement exporters to deliver their products.