Pakistani cement sales post 34% rise in Q1

Pakistani cement sales post 34% rise in Q1
Published: 03 October 2007

Cement sales rose by 34 percent during to the first quarter (July-September)
of current financial year over the corresponding period of last year on the
back of expanding local demand as well as higher exports.According to sales
figures released by the industry, cement dispatches  totalled around 7.3Mt
in the period under review as compared to 5.4Mt in the same period of
previous year.

Export performance of the industry also continued to shine with total cement
exports of 1.5Mt during the first three months of current fiscal year, an
upsurge of 133 percent over the same period last  year.