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Pakistan’s full-year domestic dispatches rise 8.84%

06 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan has closed fiscal year 2011-12 (FY11-12) with an 8.84 per cent YoY rise in local dispatches, however exports for the year have seen their third successive year of decline and capacity utilisation remains under pressure. Domestic dispatches for the fiscal year, which ended on 30 June 2012, reached  a record 23.947Mt, data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) shows. However, exports declined by 9.12 per cent to 8.568Mt, marking the third consecutive yea...

Mixed trends for Pakistan cement exports

26 June 2012, Published under Cement News

During the first 11 months (July 2011-May 2012) of the current fiscal year, Pakistan exported 7.64Mt of cement and earned US$446.85m compared to 8.44Mt at US$414.773m in the corresponding period of last year. This shows that cement expors fell 9.46 per cent in terms of quantity but rose 7.73 per cent in terms of value on a year-on-year basis, according to data released by Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics. In terms of Pakistan currency, exports rose 12.07 per cent during July-May 20...

Pakistan cement exports earn US$339m in 9MFY2011-12

25 April 2012, Published under Cement News

During 9MFY2011-12 (July-March), Pakistan cement exporters saw recovery in cement exports in terms of value. In Pakistani currency, the export also rose by 6.06%. In addition, the average cement price improved. The Pakistan cement manufacturer and exporters  exported 6.51Mt of cement and earned US$339.208m compared to 6.72Mt at US$329.696m in the corresponding period last year. The figures indicate that cement exports fell by 3.07% in terms of volumes but increased 2.89% in terms of dolla...

Pakistan eight-month export sales rise in value terms

29 March 2012, Published under Cement News

During the first eight months of the current fiscal (July 2011-June 2012), Pakistan cement exports have progressed in terms of value while the markets of Afghanistan, India and Saudi Arabia look promising.  The eight month period (July 2011-February 2012) saw Pakistan export 5.855Mt of cement with a value of US$303.127m compared to 5.905Mt at US$290.852m in the corresponding period of last year. This shows that cement export fell slightly by 0.85 per cent in terms of quantity but were up...

Pakistan cement exports forecast to grow

27 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports in the first seven months (July 2011-January 2012) of the current fiscal year fell in terms of quantity but gained in price by US$4.33/t, data by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics shows. The industry expects dispatches to Afghanistan and India to grow in the remaining months of the year. In the first seven months, exports amounted to 4.087Mt of cement and earned US$258.190m compared to 5.196Mt at US$256.618m in the corresponding period of last year. This represent...

Pakistan firms see profits in exports to Afghanistan

15 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports are being geared up due to increase in Afghan export prices to US$50-55/t from the previous level of US$39-45/t.??According to informed sources, the improved export price has finally attracted interest for Pakistani exporters, leading to a 32% YoY increase in exports to Afghanistan in January 2012. However, Pakistan’s cement exports to India fell by 8% in January 2012 while exports to Middle East, Africa and other South Asian states via sea route rose by 4%. Sourc...

Pakistan: FY12 cement sales helped by local dispatches

14 February 2012, Published under Cement News

FY12 has been witnessing a drop in Pakistan’s export sales, whereas domestic cement dispatches have been rising. The latest numbers released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) up until January FY12 show a continuation of this trend. Local dispatches improved by 7% YoY from 12Mt in 7MFY11, while during January 2012 alone, local deliveries improved by nearly 9% to 1.9Mt versus January 2011. While the surge in local sales was witnessed in both the northern and sou...

Pakistan exporters hike Afghanistan prices by 25%

27 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistani exporters have raised prices to Afghanistan by 25 per cent to US$50/t up from US$37-40/t, the Express Tribune reports. Senior analyst at KASB Securities, Shagufta Irshad, said the move will have a positive impact on the earnings of these companies in the current financial year. With DG Khan and Lucky Cement both situated in the northern part of Pakistan and are major exporters to Afghanistan. Sales to this neighbouring market constitute about 30 per cent of DG Khan’s total ex...