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The Belarusian Cement Plant (BCP, the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region) exported $7 million worth of goods in January-July 2007, or 33.6% up on the year, a company representative told Interfax.

In natural terms the company exported 76,600 tonnes of cement. 95% of the exports fell on the Russian Federation, the rest was exported to the Baltic States, the source specified.

Over the period in question the company produced BYR 62.3 billion worth of commodities, or 12.1% up on the year. In January-July the BCP turned out 529,000 tonnes of cement, or 10.5% up.

The output of cement packed in sacks (25, 50, 1,000 kg) made 86,400 tons (21.2% up), the source specified.

The Klimovichi branch of the enterprise produced 59.9 thousand tonnes of lime (22.7% up). All lime is sold on the domestic market, the source reminded.

Cement accounted for 87.5% of commodities produced by BCP.

As of August 1 the finished goods inventory made 3.7% on the monthly output, the limit being 20%. According to the source, the BCP's domestic sales rose by 20.7% on the year to reach 447,800 tonnes.

The Belarusian Cement Plant is heavily involved in preparatory works for installing a new furnace. With the new furnace made operational in 2007, the company will be in a position to boost cement output by 500 thousand tonnes. The projected is funded by bank loans, innovation funds of the Ministry of Architecture and Housing Construction and the company's own assets.

By now they have tied in the project as much as BYR 4.9 billion in capital investments, the source said.

The company was set up in 1996. The staff counts 1,450 persons.


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