Pakistan registered an increase in cement sales in October of 0.74 per cent while domestic demand was ahead by 5.77 per cent to 2.09Mt but exports dropped.
According to figures released by the All Paksitan Cement Manufacturers Association, cement dispatches were nominally higher but the growth was neutralised by a 9.71 per cent decline in exports to 856,769t.
In October last year 529,689t of exports were sent to Afghanistan but in October 2011 this figure declined to 489,398t. Exports to India, however, increased substantially from 43,270t in October last year to 89,778t this October. Exports by sea to destinations other than India fell from 375,642t to 277,593t.