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Pakistan's government to conduct cement industry report

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s government plans to conduct research reports on the cement, automobile and fertiliser sectors in Pakistan. The feasibility report will be conducted by Pakistan Industrial Development Corp (Pvt) Ltd (PIDC) with the assistance of private consultancy firms with experience and expertise in conducting research studies relevant to these sectors in Pakistan. The research study would cover cost analysis, challenges, sector review and performance. Interested firms are requested to submi...

Pakistan’s cement dispatches decline in April and 9MFY22

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is facing weaker dispatches issues due to the unstable business and economic situation prevailing in the country. Even the Pakistan stock exchange witnessed a several losses on 9 May 2022, due to further devaluation of the Pakistani rupee against US dollar, uncertainty regarding debt repayments and depletion of foreign exchange reserve, leading investors to remain sidelined from the market as they await a positive trigger by IMF revival programme. The total ceme...

APCMA reports local dispatches improve while exports fall in 9MFY22

08 April 2022, Published under Cement News

According to the data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), Pakistan cement total dispatches (local and overseas) declined by 6.3 per cent in March 2022 to 5.04Mt against 5.37Mt in the same month of last fiscal year. The breakdown suggests a domestic consumption of 4.74Mt and 815,120t of exports versus 4.56Mt and 815,120t, respectively in March 2021. It sees local dispatches up four per cent, but exports dispatches suffered a considerable decline of 63.8 per...

Pakistani cement dispatches contracted in 7MFY22

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), total local and overseas cement dispatches declined by 16.6 per cent 3.95Mt in January 2022 against 4.73Mt dispatched during the same month of last year. The breakdown of data shows local cement dispatches by the industry during January 2022 were 3.4Mt compared to 4.04Mt in January 2021, showing a reduction of 15.9 per cent. However, exports saw a massive decline of 20.7 per cent as the volume fell from ...

Pakistan’s manufacturing costs rise

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Coal FOB prices have increased from US$68/t in September 2020 to over US$210/t during September 2021, says the All Pakistan Manufacturing Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Ocean freight from South Africa to Karachi has also increased from US$11/t in September 2020 to US$30/t in September 2021. Pakistani rupee parity to the US dollar has increased from PAK165 to over PAK171/US$ during the same period. A representative of APCMA added that power and energy rates continue to increase,...

Pakistan's local and overseas cement dispatches drop during September

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's local and export dispatches during September 2021 remained depressed, reports All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Domestic dispatches stood at 4.018Mt and exports reached 0.572Mt compared to 4.095Mt and 1.131Mt in September 2020, respectively. This defines a YoY eduction of 1.9 per cent and 49.5 per cent on local and overseas markets, respectively. At the same time, total cement dispatches declined by 12.2 per cent to 4.589Mt from 5.225Mt during this period. ...

Pakistan’s local cement dispatches rise, exports decline in 2MFY22

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released dispatch figures for August 2021 with a positive note that the cement sector posted growth of 22.8 per cent in August 2021 by dispatching 4.336Mt when compared with 3.531Mt during the same month of the previous fiscal year. Out of this total, local dispatches increased to 3.814Mt from 2.805Mt, up 36 per cent. However, exports continued to decline as the volumes reduced by 28.2 per cent from 726,687t in August 2020 to 521,468t in...

Pakistan cement exports have a subdued July

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan began export of cement and clinker in the first month of new fiscal (July 2021) with lower value and quantities, MoM and YoY. All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) attributes the declining trend in local and export dispatches to monsoon rains and the stoppage of construction activities due to Eid-ul-Azha across the country.   According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS), Pakistan's cement industry earned export revenue of US$11.967m by dispatching of 299,...

Pakistan cement dispatches grow by 13% in June

05 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement sector posted a robust YoY growth of 12.73 per cent in June 2021, as total dispatches rose to 5.211Mt against 4.623Mt in June 2020. Cement dispatches rose by 20.40 per cent to 48.119Mt in 12MFY21 from 39.96Mt during the 12 months of the last financial year 2019-20, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The rise is attributed to construction activities under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme (NPHS), vital government initia...

Pakistan's Federal budget 2021/22 has benefits for cement industry

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Finance Minister, Shaukat Tarin, presented the PKR8.48trn (US$54bn) federal budget for 2021-22 in the National Assembly last week. The government had set the GDP growth target at 4.8 per cent against the expected 3.9 per cent for the outgoing financial year. In addition, Islamabad allocated a considerable fund for Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). These indirect incentives are conducive for the cement industry in Pakistan. Research experts believe and unanimously termed...