Saudi cement production totaled 20.73 million tons in 2001, reported Al-Hayat . Official statistics show that there are eight operating cement companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to one white cement company. These companies operate 33 cement-producing factories in the Kingdom.
Official statistics released by the cement sector show that the domestic demand for cement grew by 15 percent in 2001. Local cement sales increased from 15.36 million tons in 2000 to 17.67 million tons in 2001, however, Saudi cement exports declined by 2.2 percent in 2001 compared with 2000 due to competition from cement companies in the other Gulf States. — (menareport.com)
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