Belarusian Cement Plant (BCP, the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region) increased the output of cement packed in sacks (25, 50, 1,000 kg) by 18.9% in January-October 2007 to 126,600 tonnes, a company representative told Interfax.
The total output of cement made 767,000 tonnes, or 6.4% up on the year.
The Klimovichi branch of the enterprise produced 86.8 thousand tonnes of lime (16.4% up). All lime is sold on the domestic market, the source reminded.
Cement accounted for 90% of commodities produced by BCP.
Over the period in question the company produced BYR 92 billion worth of commodities, or 9.7% up on the year.
In natural terms the company exported 102,700 tonnes of cement. 88.3% of the exports fell on the Russian Federation, the rest was exported to the Baltic States, the source specified.
As of November 1 the finished goods inventory made 16.7% on the monthly output, the limit being 20%. According to the source, the BCP's domestic sales rose by 12.7% (86.4% of the total sales).
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. The company's fixed capital investments totaled BYR 11.1 billion in January-October.
The company was set up in 1996. The staff counts 1,450 persons.