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Pakistan to report weaker cement dispatches in July 2022

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's two leading research houses, AHL Research and Topline Securities, while taking account of provisional cement data of July 2022, the first month of the FY22-23, depict a considerable decline in local/export sales due to the Eid holidays, monsoon rains across the country, and a fall in land and sea routes dispatches. However, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA) is yet to release official data in the first week of next month. According to a report by AHL Rese...

Pakistan dispatches decline in FY22 by 8%

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released 12 months of local and overseas dispatch data on 4 July. During the FY21-22 (July 2021-June 2022) total cement dispatches were 52.89Mt, 7.9 per cent lower than 57.43Mt dispatched during the last fiscal year. Domestic consumption during this period fell by one per cent to 47.63Mt from 48.11Mt, while exports declined by 43.6 per cent to 5.25Mt from 9.31Mt from FY20-21. DG Khan Cement Co said in a briefing that local g...

High cost of manufacturing influences cement dispatches in May 2022

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Topline Securities has stated that Pakistan’s cement sales were affected in May 2022 mainly due to the Eid holidays and economic slowdown. The attrition in exports is on the back of disruption in the global supply chain, resulting in higher sea freight charges. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) remarked that the continuous downfall of the rupee coupled with the skyrocketing prices of coal, electricity and petroleum products is badly affecting the business momentum. ...

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...