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Mixed trends in export from Pakistan continued in 2MFY20

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

According to Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) cement export data for July-August 2020 (2MFY20-21) showed a mix of trends. Pakistan's cement industry earned US$44.51m of export revenue by exporting 1.376Mt of cement and clinker in the 2MFY20-21, compared to US$42.14m from 1.064Mt of exports in July-August 2019. Therefore, shipping represents a 5.6 per cent jump in dollar terms and a growth of 29.35 per cent in quantity MoM. In local currency terms, the export value increased ...

Cement dispatches in Pakistan improve in August but fall MoM

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry recorded a growth of five per cent YoY in total dispatches from 3.351Mt to 3.52Mt in August 2019.  However, a reverse trend of 27.2 per cent was noted, when compared with the figure 4.838Mt in July 2020. According to the breakdown released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), the local dispatches of cement in August 2020 increased by 4.8 per cent to 2.794Mt from 2.665Mt in August 2019 while exports registered an increase of 5.8 per cent, risin...

Exports of cement from Pakistan rise during July 20

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has issued official dispatch data for July 2020, adding that the new fiscal has started well for the cement sector as the shipments increased by 37.8 per cent from 3.512Mt in July 2019 to 4.838Mt in July 2020 on the back of buoyant export and domestic demand. This is a significant improvement on the two per cent growth in dispatches in FY19-20, which was driven by export demand, according to APCMA. Domestic demand slipped by 0.9 per cent ...

Pakistan cement records a 2% uptick in dispatches in FY20

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry during the FY19-20 (July 2019-June 2020) recorded a rise of two per cent to 47.81Mt in total cement dispatches from 46.88Mt in FY18-19. All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) attributed this growth to the strengthening of higher export growth, which reached 19.8 per cent with exports surpassing the 7Mt mark after a long time. However, the domestic consumption contracted by almost one per cent during this fiscal year, the first such decline in the las...

Pakistan dispatches drop in May, slip in 11MFY19-20

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released local/overseas dispatches data for May and the 11MFY19-20. May 2020 Total cement dispatches (domestic + export volumes) were only 2.63Mt in May 2020 against 4.12Mt in May 2019 representing a 36.1 per cent drop. The decline in cement dispatches is mainly due to Ramzan, COVID-19 and Eid holidays, which slow the construction activity. Domestic cement consumption in the north was 2Mt in May 2020 against 3.05Mt in May 2019. Con...

Cement exports from Pakistan drops due to COVID-19 in 10MFY20

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export data for the 10 months of July 2019 to April 2020. It visibly carries the impact of coronavirus on the cement industry in the country.   Pakistan's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$223.20m by exporting 5.949Mt of cement and clinker in 10MFY19-20, compared to US$243.12m from 5.738Mt of exports in the year-ago period. This represents a 8.2 per cent decline in terms of value in dollars, but adds a grow...

Pakistan announces the much-anticipated construction package

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, last week announced the much-awaited Construction Package, which is mainly comprised of tax incentives for the construction industry. The sector has now been given the status of an industry. Economists and research houses called the package a boost for the construction and cement industries with little reservation and pointed out that while it looks very good on paper, the timing of its announcement is less than ideal, due to the atmosphere of uncert...

March cement data reflects coronavirus impact in Pakistan

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has officially released cement dispatches data for March 2020 and cumulative dispatches for nine months. The demand for cement in March has  reportedly contracted due to the mitigation efforts of the federal and provincial governments to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Pakistan. The whole country is partially or fully locked down for the last 15 days and this has affected the supply chain/local/export dispatches and demand in the co...

Cement dispatches record growth in Feb/8MFY20

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA) has issued dispatches data for the month of February and 8M cumulative data for July 2019-February 2020. The country's cement sector posted growth of 33.9 per cent in February 2020 and 10 per cent in 8MFY19-20. In February total dispatches increased to 4.489Mt, an increase of 33.9 per cent from 3.352Mt in the same month last year. Out of this, domestic consumption increased by 31.4 per cent to 3.736Mt in February 2020 from 2.843Mt (Febr...

Pakistan cement industry records a growth of 11% in January 2020

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry showed encouraging performance in January 2020. As per the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA), domestic consumption increased by six per cent to 3.265Mt in January 2020 from 3.082Mt in January 2019, while the exports registered another impressive growth of 39.5 per cent from 0.579Mt in January 2019 to 0.808Mt in January 2020. Therefore, the cement sector continued to post growth in January as its total dispatches increased to ...