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Pakistan's cement dispatches rise 16% in January

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement factories recorded a growth of 16.3 per cent in cement dispatches during January 2021 when total cement dispatches reached at 4.73Mt against 4.07Mt in the same month of last fiscal year, says data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Out of the total dispatches, local cement shipments increased to 4.03Mt compared to 3.26Mt in January 2020, depicting a growth of 23.7 per cent. Whereas exports dropped by 14.1 per cent from 808,874t to 694,9...

Pakistan shows healthy dispatches in November 2020

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry dispatched 4.508Mt domestically and overseas in November 2020, recording a growth of 4.2 per cent on a YoY basis, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA).   Out of the total dispatches, the local share increased by 6.3 per cent to 3.742Mt from 3.521Mt in November 2019, while exports registered a reduction of five per cent to 766,273t from 806,521t. This was the first instance of decreasing exports during the current fiscal. ...

APCMA appeals for expeditious handling of imported coal

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement manufacturers have appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, the Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, and the Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi, to ensure the smooth expeditious handling of imported raw materials for cement and other industries at the country’s ports at competitive rates.   The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has appealed that coal imports at Port Qasim has become a costly and time-consuming a...

APCMA posts highest monthly dispatches in October 2020

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has released overseas and domestic dispatches data of 5.735Mt for October 2020, which is in line with the statement by Lucky Cement’s CEO, Mohammad Ali Tabba. Local shares increased by 15.8 per cent to 4.859Mt from 4.195Mt in October 2019 while exports registered an increase of 11.6 per cent, rising to 0.875Mt from 0.784Mt in the same month last year. Regional dispatches In the northern region, domestic cement dispatches increase...

Pakistan cement records rising September dispatches

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA) released the highest local and overseas dispatch figures for September 2020. Total dispatches by Pakistani cement producers during September 2020 reached 5.213Mt against dispatches of 4.273Mt in September 2019.   Experts attribute September’s pick-up in cement dispatches to post-Eid break and monsoon rains last month. The export to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka also increased during this period. According to the breakdown, the domestic...

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...