Domestic demand offsets fall in Pakistan exports

Domestic demand offsets fall in Pakistan exports
Published: 09 February 2012

Tagged Under: Pakistan 

Pakistan produced 17.94Mt of cement in the first seven months of the current fiscal ending January 2012, according to data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCM).

This represents a four per cent increase on production achieved during the corresponding period of the last fiscal, APCM chairman Aizaz Mansoor Sheikh said.

In a statement he said that a 7.21 per cent decline in domestic demand was offset by a 3.59 per cent decline in exports. However, he noted that producers continue to operate below 70 per cent of installed capacity during January.