Pakistan cement sales up 33% in first 10 months

Pakistan cement sales up 33% in first 10 months
Published: 08 May 2007

Pakistan local producers sold 19.73Mt in the first 10 months of the current fiscal, rising by 32.95 per cent from 14.84Mt sold during the same period of the last year, according to latest data provided by the cement manufacturers.  
 
Their capacity utilisation stood at 79 per cent. They sold 17.27Mt in the local markets and managed to export 2.45Mt. They had sold 13.63Mt in the local markets and exported 1.2Mt in the same period last year.  
 
Manufacturers of the north zone sold 14.36Mt in the local market and exported 1.49Mt. Their sales totaled 15.85Mt. 
 
Cement-makers of the south zone sold 2.19Mt in the local market and exported 0.962Mt. Their total sales stood at 3.87Mt.  
 
Cement manufacturers are continue to receive orders from neighbouring countries, as the region is faced with shortage of cement owing to booming construction activities.