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Pakistan: exports down by 17.41% in 11 months

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement exports have fallen by 17.41 per cent to 5.48Mt during the first 11 months of the fiscal year, compared to exports of 6.65Mt during the same period in the previous year. A spokesperson from All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has said that an increase in federal excise duty (FED) on cement has negatively effected the market. The proposed change in FED will increase illegal trade in the form of smuggling cement into the country. FED has been increased fro...

Afghanistan: workers at Ghori cement plant kidnapped

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Two armed men have kidnapped 15 workers at Ghori cement plant and Afghan Coal in Baghlan, northeast Afghanistan, according to Tolo News. The incident took place on Sunday morning. The men also took military equipment from the companies and planted green flags on the buildings. Ghori cement works is the country's one of two operating cement plants and is estimated to produce around 0.04Mt of cement annually, less than one per cent of total domestic demand. In late March, the Jabal Sar...

Pakistan: Exports fall 24% in first nine months of 2015/16

26 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports fell during 9MFY2016 on a YoY basis dropping by 24.4 per cent in volume terms and 28.9 per cent in US dollar values. Figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) show that the country exported 4.6Mt of cement, earning revenue of US$248m during July-Mar 2016. This was down from the 6.0Mt exported in the corresponding period a year earlier. Average prices also fell, dropping 6.1 per cent to US$54.48/t. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Associ...

Afghanistan: Jabal Saraj reopens after 20 years

06 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Jabal Saraj cement plant in Afghanistan's Parwan province has resumed production two decades after its operations were halted due to the devastating civil war, which damaged almost all key infrastructure in the country. Wahid Sediqi, provincial governor’s spokesman, said the government has invested more than US$1m to help resume the operations of the factory, which was established in 1958 to produce 100tpd of cement to meet domestic demand. He said the works' capital is around US$2m ...

Pakistan seven-month cement exports volumes and revenues decline

14 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement export volumes reached 393,391t on revenues of US$21.1m in January 2016, down 9.52 and 7.8 per cent, respectively compared to the previous month. On an annual comparative basis, the there was a 15.28 per cent decline in volume terms and a 19.14 per cent fall in revenue. During the first seven months of the current fiscal, cumulative exports reached 3.496Mt (US$191.55m) versus 5.045Mt at US$294.71m. This also translates to a YoY fall of 30.69 and 35 per cent in terms of qua...

Pakistan: cement export volumes down by almost one-third in 6MFY15-16

09 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan recorded a marked fall in exports over the first six months of the current fiscal, largely on the back of weaker demand and increased competition.   Export revenues were down by 36.54 per cent YoY during the July-December period (ie, 6MFY15-16) to US$170.46m, according to data from Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Export volumes fell by 32.79 per cent YoY to 3.079Mt. In December 2015 alone, Pakistan exported 434,781t on revenues of US$22.89m compared to 569,620t at US$30.12m in No...

Pakistan July-November export volumes down

06 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exports fell to 2.63Mt in the first five months of the current fiscal, down 32.62 per cent YoY, official government data reveals. In terms of revenue, exports declined 35.79 per cent during the July-November 2015 period to US$147.55m. On positive note, in November 2015 alone, Pakistan exported cement 569,620t at US$30.122m compared to 534,889t at $29.72m, translating to a MoM rise of 6.49 and 1.33 per cent in quantity and dollar value, respectively. However, compared with Novembe...

First Tajikistan cement heads to Afghanistan

05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Gayur Cement Co Ltd, located in Yovon district of Khatlon province, Tajikistan, reportedly signed an agreement with Afghanistan’s Shamal Sharq in early December to supply 500t of cement to Afghanistan. A convoy of 12 heavy trucks carrying 370t of cement proceeded via the Panji Poyon border crossing between the two countries in late December, according to Tajik Customs Service. Huaxin Gayur Cement Co Ltd is a Tajik-Chinese joint venture established by Huaxin Zhongya Investment (Wuhan...

Pakistan: August export volumes and revenue down YoY

09 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 558,049t of cement on revenues of US$32.08m in August 2015, down 42.88 and 44.36 per cent in terms of volume and revenue on a YoY basis, according to the country's Bureau of of Statistics. Compared to July 2014, volumes rose by 18.88 per cent and revenues increased by 16.54 per cent. Exports over the first two months of the current fiscal (beginning in July 2015) to Afghanistan declined by 18.24 per cent to 394,500t YoY. Export to India over the July-August 2015 period...

Pakistan monthly sales ahead despite heavy rains

12 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s domestic cement dispatches increased by 4.19 per cent in July 2015 to 1.8Mt. Exports, however, declined by 7.45 per cent to 465,000t. Total cement dispatches during the first month of the current fiscal year reached 2.26Mt, a slight increase of 1.56 per cent YoY. The increase in domestic sales was achieved despite heavy rains that affected construction activity in many parts of the country. Dispatches in the North Zone reached 1.52Mt from 1.42Mt a year earlier. However, ...