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State Bank of Pakistan reviews performance of cement in 1H19

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan has released its second quarterly report on The State of Pakistan’s Economy for FY19. As stated by the report, the effects of macroeconomic stabilisation measures, taken since December 2017, started to unfold as the economy moved into the second quarter of FY19. The report covered the performance of cement in terms of local and export sales.   In line with other construction-allied industries, cement production declined by 1.6 per cent in 1H-FY19, compared to an e...

Pakistan cement production falls in 7MFY19

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The overall output of Pakstan's Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI) decreased by 2.3 per cent for July 2018-January 2019, compared to July 2017-January 2018, says data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The LSMI output decreased by 4.6 per cent for January 2019 compared to January 2018 and increased by 20.8 per cent, if compared to December 2018.   The production in July 2018-January 2019 as compared to July 2017-January 2018 has significantly decreased in food, be...

APCMA releases dispatch data for January and 7MFY19

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement sector posted a double-digit decline of 10.7 per cent in the month of January compared with corresponding month last year, raising alarm bells among producers with a large production capacity, reports the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The cement industry dispatched 3.646Mt in January 2019 against 4.083Mt in January 2018, says APCMA. The buoyancy in exports stayed on course, increasing by a healthy 67.3 per cent. The industry exported 0.579Mt o...

APCMA cement dispatch data for 6MFY18/19

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has released dispatches data for 6MFY18-19, which shows mixed sales. Local dispatches contracted and export swelled during July-Dec 2018. Domestic cement dispatches declined in the first six months of FY18-19 by 1.4 per cent as compared to same period last year, which is the first drop in the last nine years. However, a surge in exports of 48 per cent in the first six months of this financial year, when compared to last year, increased...

Cement exports sliding for the last five years to Afghanistan

02 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Export of cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan through land routes has started dwindling from the fiscal year 2010-11. During that period it was hovering at 4.715Mt and made Afghanistan a leading importer of Pakistan cement. According to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association(APCMA), since then, exports have started sliding and reached to 2.439Mt in 2015-16, 1.716Mt in 2016-17 and 1.820Mt in 2017-18, whereas, exports in the five months of 2018-19 stood at 808,045t for Afghanistan...

Pakistan's cement production falls in July-September FY18/19

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry recorded a negative growth of 1.41 per cent during first three months of FY18-19, ended 30 September 2018, as production fell from 9.332Mt of cement to 9.2Mt, apparently due to lack of local demand and other issues, reports Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). However, in September 2018 alone, cement production increased by 10.7 per cent to 3.144Mt from 2.84Mt in September 2017. According to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), i...

APCMA reports Pakistan cement dispatch rise for 5MFY2018-19

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA), total dispatches from Pakistan's cement mills in the first five months of this fiscal July-Nov 2018 stood at 19.253Mt against dispatches of 18.513Mt achieved during the corresponding period of last financial year. This represents a four per cent YoY growth. Of this total, the domestic dispatches during July-November 2018 stood at 16.283Mt compared with dispatches of 16.434Mt recorded in July-November 2017. The net decline i...

APCMA shares mixed figures for 4MFY19

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) while reviewing dispatches, profit and progress of cement industry between July and October 2018 shared mixed figures. APCMA's spokesman said that cement industry's profitability has declined considerably due to an increase in input costs, while the construction sector is not posting the anticipated demand. According to APCMA, local dispatches during first four months of this fiscal July-October 2018 shrank by four per cent to 1...

APCMA reports cement dispatches bounce back in September

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA) reports that domestic cement dispatch for September 2018 bounced back after two months of lacklustre growth, registering a double-digit increase compared with the same month of last year. The Pakistan cement industry dispatched 3.806Mt of cement in September 2018 against 3.201Mt in same month last year, a growth of 18.9 per cent YoY.   Northern region dispatches were 2.45Mt, an increase of 3.5 per cent against 2.369Mt in September...

Pakistan cement exports rise during July and August

25 September 2018, Published under Cement News

According to Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$27.57m by exporting 617,745t of cement during the month of August 2018, compared to US$20.96m from exporting 475,134t of cement in previous month. This equated to a growth of 31.5 per cent and 30 per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively MoM. When compared with the figure of August 2017, earning of US$22.41m from 442,945t of cement – it translates to a YoY growth of 23...