Pakistan export value increases, volumes down

Pakistan export value increases, volumes down
Published: 26 August 2010

Pakistan exported 756,306t of cement at US$41.566m during  the first month of current Financial Year 2010-11 (July-June), compared to 841,771t at US$40.781m in June 2010 to Middle East and Asian countries.  The export recorded a drop of 10.15 per cent in terms of quantity but up by 1.92 per cent in terms of value in dollar,  according to data released by Federal Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan.

However, in last financial year 2009-10 (July-June), Pakistan export of cement stood at 10.112Mt at US$ 478.418m from 9.858Mt at US$ 580.479m in July-June 2008-09 - showing a growth of 2.58 per cent in terms of quantity but fell by 17.58 per cent in terms of value in dollar.

Pakistan exported cement to Djibouti, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Mozambique, Somalia, Yemen, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Benin, Italy, Guinea, Canada, Singapore, USA, China, Netherlands, Greece, and other Countries.

Meanwhile, Pakistan produced 31.16Mt of cement during July-June 2009-10 against 28.380 Mt in corresponding period last year. This recorded a growth of 9.80 per cent over July-June 2008-09.

In the month of June 2010 alone, Pakistan produced 2.694 Mt of cement compared 2.785 Mt in June 2009 - showing a negative growth of 3.27% in same month last year.