Pakistan's August sales buoyed by domestic dispatches

Pakistan's August sales buoyed by domestic dispatches
09 September 2015

Pakistan cement dispatches rose by 10.24 per cent in August 2015 to 3.061Mt despite a 31 per cent drop in exports.

According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), domestic sales during August 2015 increased by 28 per cent to 2.494Mt from 1.94Mt a year earlier. Dispatches from the North Zone were up by 22.8 per cent YoY to 2.024Mt (August 2014: 1.648Mt), while in the South Zone sales increased to 0.47Mt from 0.3Mt in the same month of the previous year.

For the first two months of the current fiscal which began in July, total domestic dispatches climbed by almost 17 per cent YoY to 4.29Mt.

Exports, however, continued to display a disappointing performance. Total exports fell to 566,689t in August 2015 compared to 827,707t a year earlier. Exports from the North Zone during August 2015 were 349,873t (August 2014: 502,845t) while exports from South Zone were 216,815t (August 2014: 324,861t).

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