Azerbaijan cement production rises by 3.8% in 2013

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Azerbaijan: Cement production has risen year-on-year by 3.8% to 2Mt/yr in 2013, a historic high. However despite two new entrants to the industry, Eyyub Huseynov, the Chairman of the Union of Free Consumers of Azerbaijan, has attributed continuing high cement prices to cartel-like behaviour, according to the Turan Information Agency. Huseynov has called for faster adoption competition legislation by parliament..

In 2013 the cement production capacity of Azerbaijan increased by at least 3Mt. According to the State Customs Committee, the value of cement exports from Azerbaijan increased by 15% to US$153m in 2013. In 2012, Azerbaijan imported 1.03Mt of cement for building at a declared cost of US$85m. 11Mt of clinker was also imported at a value of US$46m.


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