Pakistani cement sales up 22.7 per cent

Pakistani cement sales up 22.7 per cent
Published: 04 March 2008

Pakistani cement sales jumped 22.7 per cent in the first eight months of the 2007/08 fiscal year, compared with the previous year on growing construction demand at home and abroad, an industry official said on Monday.  
 
Sales totalled 18.7Mt for the eight months to February, compared with 15.24Mt in the same period last year, said Shahzad Ahmed, secretary-general of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association Pvt Ltd.  
 
Pakistan’s financial year runs from the beginning of July to the end of June.  
 
Exports of cement jumped 140 percent to a record 4.26Mt, compared with 1.77Mt shipped the previous year.