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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 ...

Pakistan dispatches higher volume but earned lesser in 1HFY20 

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry's increased its overseas dispatches but saw value contract in 1HFY19-20. Therefore, the industry's foreign exchange revenues fell by US$11.74m in the first six months when compared with the previous-year's first half. The country's cement sector received US$145.26m by exporting 3.766Mt of cement and clinker between July and December 2019, compared to US$157m from exporting 3.671Mt of cement and clinker in same months in the previous year, according to the country'...

Pakistan's government allocates PK5trn for PSDP programme

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry has received a positive news from government, which may accelerate demands for cement in local markets. On the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan for making the Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) fully functional through placement of its rules, the PTI-led government wants to launch PSDP-Plus with portfolio of over PKR5trn (US$32.2bn) for next three years.   According to media, keeping in view severe resource constraints at a time when Pakistan is cur...

Pakistan reports mixed 6M dispatches in December

03 January 2020, Published under Cement News

In the six months of July-December 2019, Pakistani cement plants in the northern region saw a rise in domestic dispatches, but export sales were subdued, according to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA). In the south the domestic offtake was poor, but exports delivered a positive performance. APCMA attributes this to the two-tier growth in the country's economy. In the 6MFY19-20 cement dispatches in the country increased 6.5 per cent to 24.751Mt when compared with 23.23...

Pakistan exports record buoyant growth in 5MFY2010

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Exports from Pakistan during July-November 2019 witnessed a growth of 4.8 per cent against the same period of 2018, said Pakistan Bureau of Statistic (PBS). The data is yet to give breakdown of exports, but it is believed that export of cement has also increased during this period.   According to PBS, during July-November 2019 the country exported various goods and services worth US $9.545bn against July-October 2018’s exports of US$9.109bn, reflecting an increase of 4.9 per cent in the coun...

Pakistan cement dispatches grow strongly in 5MFY19-20

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA) has released dispatch data for November and for the five months of July-November 2019. According to APCMA, Pakistani cement dispatches in July-November 2019 increased 2.9 per cent YoY to 16.854Mt, while exports were up 21.5 per cent YoY to 3.608Mt. Overall cement dispatches grew by 5.8 per cent to 20.462Mt.   In November 2019 the country's cement industry dispatched 3.538Mt to the domestic market, representing a YoY expansion of 5.1 per ce...

Pakistan's dispatches to grow in 5MFY19-20 

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) is yet to release dispatches data for  November and five months of July-November 2019, yet local experts are optimistic that cement sales are expected to grow eight per cent to 4.3Mt in November 2019 YoY, and five per cent YoY to 20.3Mt during the first five months of the current fiscal year of 2019/20. According to research report of Topline Securities, the industry sales, however, are likely to drop by 15 per cent in November 2019 MoM ...