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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. ...

Dewan Cement sees 7% rise in turnover

27 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Dewan Cement has announced a 7.3 per cent YoY rise in net turnover to PKR6.3bn (US$37m) for the year ended 30 June 2021, compared with PKR5.83bn in the year-ago period. The company also recorded a PKR666.4m loss for the FY20-21, which had contracted against the PKR1.32bn loss seen in the previous fiscal year.

Askari Cement orders three new cement mills

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Askari Cement Ltd has ordered three MVR vertical roller mills from Gebr Pfeiffer for its plant in Nizampur. Two of the mills are MVR 5000 C-4 cement mills, which together grind 360tph of cement to a fineness of 3250cm²/g according to Blaine. The other is an MVR 5000 R-4 raw mill for grinding 520tph of raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent R90µm. A SLS V high-efficiency classifier will also be installed on all three mills. The order is being handled by China’s Hefei Cement Re...

Pakistan’s promising prospects

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement sector performed very well in the FY21, supported by government policies to assist construction activity in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Going forward local demand is expected to remain robust, giving rise to new capacity enhancements. Improved pricing power also bodes well for producers in terms of enhanced profitability. By The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Ltd, Pakistan. Economic growth and government spending on development projects are the main drivers of ce...

Pakistan is entering a new cement capacity expansion phase

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In a cement conference, conducted by AKD Securities Ltd CEO, Muhammad Farid Alam, on 15 September 2021, Pakistan's cement industry producers confirmed that the country has entered another expansion phase. The total installed capacity of the cement industry in Pakistan is currently at 69Mta, and a further 18Mta of capacity is in the pipeline. This will take total production capacity to 87Mta by FY24. Atif Kaludi, CFO of Lucky Cement Ltd, Muhammad Rehan, CFO at Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd, S...

The increasing trend in coal prices may hit Pakistan’s cement industry

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s top cement manufacturers termed the growing trend in coal prices detrimental to the county's cement industry. Its negative impact may dent the cement companies' profitability in the second quarter of this year if remedial measures such as an increase in prices of cement bags and relief in other inputs costs are not allowed or eased immediately.    The coal prices are hovering around US$170/t this month compared to US$75/t in July last year, reflecting a surge of 127 per cent ...

Cherat Cement Co kicks off Line 4 greenfield project

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement Co Ltd (CHCC), during a financial briefing on 13 September 2021 updated about its planned Line 4 greenfield expansion of 10-11,000tpd at DI Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The completion of the project is expected in three years. The expansion represents an investment of PKR34bn (US$202.1m). The financing structure includes 70 per cent of the total cost will be debt component and the remainder will be equity. The company has obtained PKR5bn for this cap...

Coal handling capacity to increase at Port Qasim

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

To coincide with the pace of growth in the cement industry, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) has announced it plans to increase its coal-handling capacity at Port Qasim in Pakistan at a ‘marginal cost’ of up to US$70m over 2-3 years. The increase in demand for imported coal is primarily attributed to economic recovery driven by the relief measures taken by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which include a favourable package for construction, low...

Thatta Cement Co increases Sindh’s capacity

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Thatta Cement Co Ltd has completed its increases in clinker and cement capacities at its plant in Makli, Thatta district, Sindh province, Pakistan. The company shared this update with the Pakistan Stock Exchange Ltd about important material information earlier this week. The company has completed in-house modifications and improvements in the processes of the existing plant. Its technical team has completed the trials and testing process. Due to earlier changes and improvements, the ...