Uzbekistan: In 2017 Qizilqumsement JSC, the biggest cement plant in Uzbekistan, increased cement production to 3.6Mt, 1.9% more than in 2016. 60% of the production volume was sold through exchange trades, 23% to direct contracts with regulated prices, 15% was exported and 2% was sold according to direct contracts based on exchange quotations. According to the business plan of Qizilqumsement JSC, cement production is expected to be at least 3.5Mt in 2018.
There are five large cement facilities and several small ones with total capacity of 8.5Mt/yr in Uzbekistan. The country exports cement to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.