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Double-digit decline in Pakistan cement exports over 11FY17

20 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports during the first 11 months (July 2016 to May 2017) of the current fiscal declined by 21.27 per cent to 4.319Mt versus 5.486Mt a year earlier, according to latest data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Exports to Afghanistan decreased from 0.206Mt in May 2016 to 0.097Mt in May 2017, representing a decline of 53.03 per cent. Exports to India also fell from 0.135Mt in May 2016 to 0.114Mt in May 2017, down 15.22 per cent YoY. The APCMA e...

Pakistan cement exports continue to disappoint

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 225,778t cement in April on revenues of US$13.49m, down 25.28 and 18.54 per cent, respectively compared to the previous month. Compared to April 2016, export volumes were down by 49.65 per cent from 507,958t and revenues fell by 49.65 per cent (US$26.31m) a year earlier, data from Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics shows. In the first 10 months of FY16-17, the country exported 3.9Mt of cement at a total value of US$205m, considerably lower than the 5.06Mt at US$274.3...

No sign of Pakistan cement export recovery

28 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan recorded export volumes of 204,159t cement in March 2017 on revenues of US$11.38m, representing a MoM decline of 11.77 and 7.04 per cent, respectively.  On an annual comparative basis, the declines were much steeper with volumes down 65.03 per cent and revenues falling 59.86 per cent, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics.               In the first nine months of FY16-17, cement exports totalled 3.644Mt or US$191.51m compared with 4.555Mt at US$248.02m ...

Pakistan sees decline in 1HFY17 cement exports to South Africa and Afghanistan

03 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports revenue continued their downward trend, with most of the 14.4 per cent YoY decline in 1HFY17 (July-December) due to two markets, South Africa and Afghanistan. However, a slight consolation was continued strong demand from India which partially offset the declines witnessed in the two aforementioned markets, the country's Central Bank observed in its second quarterly report released on 31 March 2017.   Cement exports to Afghanistan and African countries (mainly Sout...

Czech investment in west Afghanistan plant project

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

A Czech company is reportedly set to invest US$70m in the establishment of a cement plant in west Afghanistan, according to Afghan local press. The agreement will be inked in next two months with a Czech firm, according to Sirus Alaf, an Afghan presidential economic adviser. The 1600tpd plant, to be built in the Zenda Jan district, will also aim to attract investment from Afghanistan’s private sector, the report added. “It will transform the future of Afghanistan especially southwester...

Afghan government cancels licence on country’s only cement plant

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

The Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has cancelled the licence to operate the Ghori cement plant, Reuters reports. The 0.4Mta plant, located in Baghlan province just north of Kabul, was originally state-run, but control was transferred to the private sector in 2006. Last year, ownership of the firm was transferred to Afghan businessman Javid Jaihoon. The government maintains that it was not informed of the change of ownership in advance, in breach of the licencing agreement. Auth...

Pakistan: exports to Afghanistan decline

07 February 2017, Published under Cement News

APCMA data revealed that domestic dispatches in January 2017 were 2.722Mt, while exports amounted to 0.376Mt, reflecting YoY growth of 0.78 and -2.71 per cent, respectively. Total cement dispatches in January 2017 amounted to 3.087Mt. According to data released by the APCMA, during the first seven months of current fiscal year, the cement industry posted a growth of 9.52 per cent in local dispatches compared with the same period of last fiscal year. Export dispatches in the same pe...

Tajikistan exports 0.3Mt of cement in 2016

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

In 2016 Tajikistan exported 300,000t of cement, mainly to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, according to Tajik Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Shavkat Bobozoda. Over the first nine months of last year, Tajikistan sent 35,000t of cement to Uzbekistan. Previously Tajikistan exported cement only to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Over the report period, Tajikistan sent 96,000t of cement to Afghanistan and 30,000t of cement to Kyrgyzstan. Besides, Tajikistan exported 65t  of ceme...

Tajikistan: cement production rises 40% in 11M2016

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Production of cement in Tajikistan rose by over 41 per cent in the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, the Times of Central Asia reports. In total, the country produced more than 1.8Mt of cement in the 11 months to November 2016. Tajikistan currently has 12 cement plants with a combined capacity of 4Mta, the newest of which – operated by Jung-Tsai Mohir Cement – has a capacity of 1.2Mta. Exports from Tajikistan amounted to 256,000t in the first ...

Pakistan: exports to Afghanistan decline

28 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement exports to Afghanistan declined 23.4 per cent YoY in October 2016, falling from 0.252Mt to 0.193Mt. Meanwhile, exports to India registered a 27 per cent YoY growth from 0.086Mt in October 2015 to 0.110Mt in October 2016. Exports to India mainly travel the Wahga border and the southern coast of India. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) expressed its concern regarding an 11.74 per cent drop in exports to Afghanistan in the first four months of its current fisca...