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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, ...

Pakistan export pressures continue through FY14-15

10 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 7.682Mt and earned US$443.63m in FY14-15 (July 2014 - June 2015) compared to 8.81Mt at US$508.15m, according to data from the country's Bureau of Statistics. The data translates to a fall of 12.88 per cent and 12.77 per cent in terms of quantity and revenue, respectively. Statistics show that exports to Afghanistan were down by 21.4 per cent to 2.87Mt compared to 3.65Mt during FY13-14. A spokesman for the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association attributed the d...

Pakistan cement exports see monthly gains

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement exports during April 2015 showed sequential gains but declined over the first 10 months of the current fiscal on an annual comparative basis, with shipments to its main market of Afghanistan down by almost a quarter. In April 2015, Pakistan exported 614,732t of cement on revenues of US$33.36m, up by 40.02 and 33.51 per cent, respectively compared to the previous month.  However, on an annual basis, export volumes were down by 14.9 per cent while the value in dollar ter...

Pakistan export volumes and revenues down over first nine months

23 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports in the first nine months of the current fiscal fell 6.75 per cent YoY to 6Mt. Export revenues, meanwhile, were down by 6.86 per cent to US$349.04m over the July 2014-March 2015 period. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, exports fell by 9.54 per cent to PKR35.31bn and the average price was down to US$58.08m versus US$58.15m in the year-ago period. In March 2015 alone, Pakistan exported 439,017t of cement on revenues of US$24.99m, representing a MoM decline of 16.38 ...

Pakistan cement exports to Afghanistan down 25%

10 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports to its main international market of Afghanistan have fallen by a quarter in the first nine months of the current fiscal, industry officials said on Wednesday. Pakistan exported 2.06Mt cement to Afghanistan in the July-March period of FY14-15, compared to 2.75Mt in the compartive period of the previous fiscal, according to data by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The official told local press that Pakistan is is losing ground in Afghanistan...

Pakistan sales seen rising 8% in FY15 on higher domestic demand

03 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales are expected to rise by six per cent in the first eight months of the current fiscal, The Express Tribune reported citing provisional data compiled by Topline Securities. However, monthly cement sales are expected to decline three per cent in February to 2.8Mt compared to the month before due to the fewer number of days. However, on an annual basis the figure would translate to 2.6 per growth. Cement exports to Afghanistan, Pakistan’s largest export market, have rema...