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  Belarusian Cement Plant (BCP, the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region) increased the output of cement by 20.5% on the year in January 2008 to a total of 46,100 tonnes, a company representative told Interfax.

The source attributes the growth to the second cement-making furnace that was commissioned in December 2007. The furnace is expected to boost the annual capacity of the plant by 200,000 tonnes of cement.

The output of cement packed in sacks (25, 50, 1,000 kg) made 3,500 tonnes (a 4-fold rise), the source specified.

The Klimovichi branch of the enterprise produced 7.8 thousand tonnes of lime (19.5% up). All lime is sold on the domestic market, the source reminded.

Cement accounted for 95.5% of commodities produced by BCP.

As of February 1 the finished goods inventory made 14.5% on the monthly output, the limit being 20%. According to the source, the BCP's domestic sales rose by 43.2% on the year.

In January 2008 the company produced BYR 7.4 billion worth of goods, or 20% up on the year.

Over the period in question the company invested BYR 370 million in the modernization of production facilities.

The return on sales made 14.2% against the target of 8% in 2007, the source reported.

The Belarusian Cement Plant was set up in 1996. The staff counts 1,500 persons.




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