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Kazakhstan cement market: general results 2013


30.01.2014

In 2013 cement consumption growth in RK made 14,4% compared to 2012. In total Kazakhstan in 2013 consumed 8,2 million tons. Growth of the cement market in Kazakhstan keeps rate of 12-15% for the last 4 years, and most likely this rate will already increase in the current year – there are preconditions in the form of substantial production gain.

In 2013 out of 8,2 million tons of the consumed cement the import cement made 19% or 1,6 million tons, it is by half exceeds a previous year's indicator making 1 million tons.  2/3 of all import cement was delivered from Russia, and Uzbekistan, Iran and other cement producers make the remaining third.  The bulk of cement is imported by rail, about 3% of cement is delivered by the sea through Aktau sea port, the part of cement is delivered to Kazakhstan by trucks from Russia (West Kazakhstan, Aktyubinsk, Kustanay, North Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions). 

The Kazakhstan cement plants produced 6,9 million tons of cement that is 8% higher than a last year's indicator. Basically, this gain is related to the plants producing the cement by the dry method. There was slight growth of export (+14%) and it made 0,2 million tons. Kazakhstan cement is imported by Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and insignificant volume is imported by Russia.

Traditionally the largest sales markets are the capitals:  Almaty and its region consumed 2 million tons of cement and Astana and Akmola region – 1,2 million tons.  Market capacity of the South Kazakhstan (Taraz, Shymkent and Kyzylorda) made 2,1 million tons in 2013. 

According to the 2013 results the Kazakhstan cement consumption per capita made 482 kg per capita (for comparison, this indicator in 2012 made 425 kg per capita).

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