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Japan's cement exports rise as domestic demand sinks

Taiheiyo Cement exports material from this factory in Oita Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Japan is shipping more cement abroad to make up for slack demand at home.

     The country's cement exports for fiscal 2015, through this March, are projected to top 10 million tons for the first time in four years, according to the Japan Cement Association. The final figure is expected to be more than 6% higher than last year's.

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