Iran: 56 cement companies out of 78 have joined the Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME), a commodities exchange based in Tehran. Abbas Yaghoubi, Director of Commodity Exchange Market Operations, told the Mehr News Agency that all the country’s cement will eventually be traded on the exchange. The IME has to set a based offering volume for every cement production factory. The remaining cement producers outside of the IME have been asked to join and the Iranian Cement Industry Association has written to them also on the matter. Yaghoubi revealed that cement trading on the exchange reached 1Mt/week in August 2021 after starting from around 0.1Mt/week.
56 cement producers join the Iran Commodity Exchange
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