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Pakistan Cement industry export revenue rises 9% in May

27 June 2018, Published under Cement News

According to Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics, the Pakistan cement industry earned a foreign exchange revenue of US$20.78m by exporting 446,741t of cement in May 2018 compared to US$19.147m on 404,898t of cement in previous month. This represents a MoM growth of 8.6 per cent and 10.3 per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively. When compared with the figure of May 2017 – earning US$14.863m on 283,193t of cement –  cement exports advanced YoY at 39.9 per cent and 57.8 per cen...

A review of Pakistan cement exports to Afghanistan

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 2.43Mt of cement during FY15-16 to Afghanistan, which fell to 1.76Mt in FY2016-17. While Afghanistan remains the biggest export market for Pakistan producers, this translates into a fall of 28 per cent. However, the negative trend would turn into a positive one as the country already exported 1.65Mt of cement to Afghanistan during the first 10 months of the FY17-18. The peak export was 4.72Mt in 2010-11, since then exports have dwindled. Future challenges The industr...

Tender for Jabal Saraj Cement to be re-issued

30 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) in Afghanistan said they will re-issue a tender for the construction of the Jabal Saraj cement factory. MoMP officials said the cement plant project had been put out to tender in the past and that an Afghan company had looked set to win the contract. However, the High Economic Council decided to reissue the tender to find a more qualified company. According to MoMP officials, once built, the factory should be able to produce up to 1Mta of cement an...

Tajikistan increases cement exports to Uzbekistan

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Tajikistan to Uzbekistan increased by 162,000t in the last year, Exports to Kyrgyzstan were up by 16,800t, but exports to Afghanistan fell by 10,600t (8.8 per cent) in 2017. The main producers of cement in the first quarter of 2018 were the Tajik-Chinese Chung Tsai Mohir Cement and Huaxin Guyar cement companies in Khatlon region. The cement plants of Tajikistan over the first three months (January-March 2018) produced 774,000t of cement, the Ministry of Industry and ...

India becomes second-largest market for Pakistani cement exporters

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports to India grew by 26.3 per cent in FY17. Since beginning in 2010, India has become the second-largest market for cement exporters, with a 27 per cent share of the total exports from Pakistan in FY17.  Elsewhere, exports to Pakistan’s largest market, Afghanistan, fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2017. This has been attributed to a large portion of Afghanistan’s demand now being met by cheaper cement imported from Iran. The decline is part of an overall decrea...

Cement exports from Pakistan contract in 5MFY18

27 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's export of cement during the first five months of current financial year (July-November 2017) recorded a YoY fall of 17.3 and 19.52 per cent in terms of quantity and US dollar value, respectively, according to data released by the Federal Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan. The breakdown shows that Pakistan exported 2.059Mt of cement and earned export revenues of US$104.03m in July-Nov 2017, compared to 2.489Mt at US$129.25m in the corresponding months of the previous f...

Pakistan sees 31% YoY rise in exports in October 2017

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The export revenue of the cement industry in Pakistan fell 18.57 per cent YoY throughout the July-October 2017 period, to PKR9.05bn (US$85.97m) from PKR11.12bn. The volume of cement exported also decreased by 16.6 per cent in the same period, to 1.7Mt from 2.03Mt of the year-ago period. Exports to Afghanistan recorded an increase of 15.41 per cent YoY  to 885,967t. However, exports to India saw a drop of 22.9 per cent YoY to 377,761t for the four-month period. Likewise, cement exports to th...

Iran exports 7.1Mt of cement in 7FY17-18

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Iran has exported cement to the value US$233m in the first seven months of the current financial year (started 20 March 2017). In terms of volumes, 7.1Mt of cement were exported to some 34 countries during this period. Exports included US$5000 of white Portland cement to the US but Iran’s main customer was Iraq, with an offtake of cement to the value of US$64m. Smaller shipments were delivered to Afghanistan (US$46m) and Kuwait (US$23m). In terms of products, white cement was the most...

Pakistan cement export revenue continues to fall in 1QFY17

26 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The export revenue of cement from Pakistan during the first three months of current financial year (July to September 2017) recorded a YoY fall of 17.84 per cent and 18.89 per cent in terms of quantity and value in dollars, respectively, according to data released by Federal Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan. The breakdown during the period shows that country exported 1.22Mt of cement and earned export revenue of US$62.69m, compared to 1.48Mt at US$77.29m from July to September ...

Monthly advance in Pakistan export revenues

30 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement export revenue during July 2017 increased by 25.02 per cent compared to the previous month but declined by 0.94 per cent on YoY basis, according to data released by the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics.   A breakdown of the figures reveals that the country exported 428,489t of cement with revenues of US$22.51m in July 2017 compared to 349,430t at US$18.01m in June, 2017. This translates into a rise of 22.63 and 25.02 per cent in volume and value terms, respectively. ...