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Capacity in Pakistan inches ahead

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The capacities of Pakistan's cement industry in the north and south of the country are regularly being expanded. As a result, total cement capacity in Pakistan is on track to increase from 47Mta in FY17 to 56.6Mta by the end of FY19. Bestway Cement (BWCL) has reportedly started trial production at its 1.8Mta brownfield cement plant in the north. According to market sources, the commercial operations are expected to begin by 15 June 2018, contrary to earlier expectation of commencem...

Cherat Cement reports 15% net profit increase

26 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Cherat Cement Co Ltd has announced its 9MFY18 results, reporting a 14.6 per cent YoY increase in net profit to PKR1.79bn (US$15.49m). Net sales increased 66 per cent to PKR11.14bn, compared with PKR6.71 of the year-ago period. However, the company’s distribution cost increased by 18.6 per cent to PKR248m, according to its statement to the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The company has a cement production capacity of 2.42Mta from its facility in Nowshera.

Pakistan's local dispatches expected to grow at 3% in September

29 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Experts foresee that total cement sales in September 2017 to observe a decline of two per cent YoY to clock in at 3Mt. Out of which, exports are likely to depict a downward trajectory, dropping by 26 per cent YoY to 387,000t while local dispatches are expected to grow three per cent YoY to 2.6Mt. According to estimates of local research house, region wise distribution suggests that domestic sales during September in the north and south registered growth of five per cent YoY to 2.2Mt and ...

Bestway and Cherat show good financial results

24 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement Ltd has announced earning a profit of PKR13.29bn (US$126m) for the financial year ended 30 June 2017, against PKR11.88bn in corresponding period last year. This showed profits jumped by 12 per cent for the Pakistan-based cement producer.   The company announced a final cash dividend of PKR3/share, which is in addition to interim dividend already paid at PKR9/share. Gross turnover stood at PKR71.44bn, increased from PK58.54bn of last year.   The company incurred selling an...

New orders for Gebr Pfeiffer in South Asia

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has announced that it has received orders for its MVR grinding technology for two South Asia-based cement plants. Wonder Cement switches to Gebr Pfeiffer vertical roller mill for cement grinding Wonder Cement has selected Gebr Pfeiffer’s MVR 6000 C-6 with a 5280kW drive mill for cement grinding at its cement plant Nardana, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It will produce mixed cements with finenesses of up to five per cent  R45µm. Until now, the customer has used combi...

Pakistan: Cherat Cement sees FY1516 profits rise 9%

25 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement Company has reported a rise in net profits of 9.1 per cent for the year ending June 30, 2016, Pakistan's The News reports. Profits reached PKR1.4bn (US$13.3m) on sales revenues of PKR7.1bn – the latter up by 7.8 per cent. Faizan Ahmed of JS Global said that the rise was drive by stronger sales and falling energy prices, stating: “Most of the increase in dispatches was led by local dispatches as exports continued to wither throughout in FY16. This shift has resulted into high...

Pakistan cement industry's US$1bn expansion

03 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The steady growth of Pakistan’s cement industry saw the sector attract investment of US$1bn in the current financial year, an economic survey has revealed. Economic Survey 2015-16, released today by Pakistan’s Ministry of Finance, finds that the cement industry is focussing on capacity expansion in view of ever-growing domestic demand and a focus on exports to African markets. Four companies have already announced further investment plans: Cherat Cement, Attock Cement, DG Khan Cement and ...

Cherat Packaging introduce polypropylene sacks

02 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cherat Packaging Pakistan and BSW Machinery have introduced 65g polypropylene sacks to hold 50kg of cement. This new sack technology offers a potential reduction in weight of 20 per cent compared to standard sack weight. BSW said that more than half of the cement factories in Pakistan have trialled and approved the polypropylene sacks, and now use them commercially.

Pakistan: Producers to invest up to US$1bn in CAPEX

18 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Pakistan will invest between US$700m and US$1bn in expanding capacity over the next few years, according to Mohammad Ali Tabba, chair of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association. According to an interview with Mr Tabba in the Nation, four companies have already announced expansion plans: Cherat Cement; Attock Cement; DG Khan Cement; and Lucky Cement. Capacity in 2015-16 stands at 45.6Mta. Despite this investment, Mr Tabba noted that the industry was not rec...

Pakistan: Cherat Cement 1HFY16 profit rises 6%

12 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan producer Cherat Cement Co reported a profit after tax of PKR676.2m (US$6.48m) in the first half of FY16 versus PKR639.8m a year earlier, which translates to a six per cent YoY rise. The company reported stable dispatches (+1 per cent) stemming from rising domestic sales which were up by 13 per cent YoY. The advance in local dispatches was attributed to an acceleration in private sector construction activity and the partial materialisation of the projects under the government's bu...