Cement exports up 160 per cent on Afghan demand

Cement exports up 160 per cent on Afghan demand
Published: 12 July 2004

Cement exports have jumped to 1.1Mt in 2004 mainly to Afghanistan with some cement exports to the UAE as well, reflecting a growth of 160 per cent over 2003.

The total cement exports in 2003 had been at 430,000t, this year up to 1.1Mt with short-term outlook still strong. The special jump came through June as if compared the numbers on monthly basis total exports in June soared to 132,000t as against 79,000t in the month of May. Bestway Cement remained the largest cement exporter with exports of 248,000 tons followed by Cherat Cement 191,000 tons and DG Khan Cement 170,000 tons.