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Cement facilities of Uzbekistan are opening points of sale of cement to the population at fixed prices to prevent speculation in the market, Uzbek media reported.
Qizilqumsement JSC and Bekabadcement JSC have already established sale of cement to the population at a fixed price, said the report quoting Uzbekistan Building Materials (Ozqurilishmateriallari) JSC.
Depending on the region of Uzbekistan, the cost of cement varies within 430,000-490,000 soums per ton. Points of sale are opening in all major cities and districts of the country.
There are five big cement facilities and several small ones with total capacity of 8.5 million tons in Uzbekistan. Qizilqumsement JSC with capacity of 3.1 million tons and Akhangarancement JSC with capacity of 1.7 million tons are the biggest of them.
Cement holds a significant share (76 percent) in the total volume of the construction materials production in Uzbekistan, according to Ozqurilishmateriallari JSC.
Uzbekistan exports cement to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
(8,163.93 soums = 1 USD on Jan. 29)
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