Production of cement in Russia in 2012 increased compared to 2011 by 10% — to 61.5 million tons, a record figure in the modern history of the country, according to a study of "SMPro."
It indicates that the consumption of cement in 2012 also increased by 13.2% compared to last year to a record 65.2 million tons. Maximum consumption growth in absolute terms was recorded in the Central Federal District (14.9%), as well as in the North-West Federal District (20.5%).
In turn, in the past year, the volume of cement supplies to foreign countries increased by 20% — up to 1.4 million tons. The major consuming countries are Kazakhstan Russian cement (767,000 tons), Azerbaijan (362 thousand tons), and Belarus (276,000 tons), added to the materials of the company.
Cement imports for the year 2012 increased by 81% compared to last year and amounted to 5,087 million tons, which is second only to the 2008 value of imports of cement in the modern history of the Russian Federation, states the report. The main supplier countries of cement in Russia were Turkey (1,874 million tons), Belarus (981,000 tons) and the Baltics (545 thousand tons).
Average annual producer prices (excluding VAT and delivery) in 2012 relative to 2011 increased by 13.4% to 2,957 rubles per ton, and the average purchase price (including VAT and delivery) rose by 12.9% to 4,041 thousand rubles per ton, the report said.