Azerbaijan increases cement production by 40%

Azerbaijan increases cement production by 40%
# 18 June 2014 09:41 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. In January-May, 2014, Azerbaijan-based construction materials companies increased products by 16.7% to AZN 158.3 mln.

State Statistical Committee said that 1,092,900 tonnes of cement were produced during 5 months of 2014, up 40.1% from previous year. Consequently, finished products made 78,300 tonnes.

During the same period, 137,700 tonnes of building bricks were produced, up 0.7% compared to analogical period. Finished products stood at 9,400 tonnes.

Asphalt production also rose 12.7% to 133,500 tonnes. Prefabricated concrete buildings soared 7.8% to 13,800 cm (finished products of 1,100 cm). Ready-mixed concrete surged 13.6% to 594,700 tonnes.

Construction gyps production dropped 49.8% to 41,900 tonnes. At the same time, 1,475,700 tonnes of processed marble, travertine, alabaster and products were produced during the same period, down 64.5% in comparison to a year earlier.

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