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Sinoma to expand Lucky Cement's WHR capacity

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has signed an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation for the expansion of its two waste heat recovery (WHR) units in Pezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The capacity of the two plants is expected to advance by around 4MW. The companies have worked together since 2008 on the original WHR lines at Pezu with a generating capacity of 10MW each, as well as the 15MW Karachi EFG power plant project and a waste heat boiler extension in Karachi.

Pakistan's cement industry sees monthly growth of 40%

05 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry registered strong growth of 40.4 per cent in April 2021, when total cement dispatches reached 4.943Mt versus 3.52Mt during the same month of the previous fiscal. Similarly, the country saw a massive surge in cement exports by 252 per cent, while local dispatches rose by 24 per cent during the month. According to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), local dispatches during April 2021 increased to 4.066Mt from 3.271Mt a year ea...

Lucky Cement announces record profits

29 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has reported a record consolidated profit after tax of PKR22.15bn (US$144.39m) in the first nine months of the FY20-21. The company’s net profit surged 292 per cent YoY, on the back of improved profitability from its cement segment which saw better efficiency from its new line in northern Pakistan. Gross turnover advanced 63 per cent to PKR202.16bn from PKR123.99bn in the 9MFY19-20. On a standalone basis, its overall sales volumes of cement climbed 31.1 per cent to...

Thal Ltd plans bag plant in Hub in Balochistan

29 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Thal Ltd, a subsidiary of House of Habib and paper bag manufacturer to a range of industries including Pakistan's cement companies, is setting up a plant to manufacture polypropylene woven bags in Hub with an investment of PKR1.7bn (US$11m). The state-of-the-art plant that has the capacity to produce 90m bags annually has been procured from Windmöller & Hölscher of Germany. Expressing his views on this new investment, CEO of Thal PPD, Syed Umair Ahmed, said, "Thal Ltd also has a p...

Maple Leaf Cement sees 13% increase in sales

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement has reported a 13 per cent rise in net sales to PKR26.1bn (US$168.29m) for the nine-month period ended 31 March 2021, up from PKR23.1bn in the year-ago period. Profit after tax also reached PKR5.52bn from a loss of PKR3.7bn in the 9MFY19-20. Clinker production declined 8.2 per cent YoY to 3.66Mt from 3.99Mt, while cement production slipped 7.6 per cent to 3.8Mt during the 9MFY20-21. Domestic sales were down 10.4 per cent to 3.55Mt from 3.97Mt, but exports sur...

DG Khan Cement reports 7% rise in revenue

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s DG Khan Cement has announced a net profit of PKR2.24bn (US$14.45m) in the first quarter of 2021, compared to a PKR1.07bn loss in the year-ago period. For the 9MFY20-21, the company has reported a PKR3.25bn profit against a PKR2.01bn loss in the first nine months of FY19-20. Sales revenues also advanced 6.5 per cent YoY to PKR35.37bn in the same period. "Sales, in value terms, registered growth primarily due to stable local cement prices amid soaring cement demand. Gross profit...

Power Cement posts surge in revenue

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Power Cement has seen its revenue surge 341 per cent to PKR10.96bn (US$71.39m) in the nine-month period ended 31 March, compared to PKR2.65bn in the year-ago period. Its profit after tax reached PKR110.5m against a PKR1.75bn loss in the 9MFY19-20. In the 3QFY20-21 revenue advanced to PKR4.1bn from PKR1.39bn, while profit after tax returned to PKR41.68m from a PKR1.38bn loss in the 3QFY19-20.

Pakistan records diversified export and production results

19 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-March 2021 and July 2020-February 2021 periods. It shows diversified trends in export and local production. Export volumes increased during this period, but revenues remained flat in dollar terms, reflecting a weaker price market for cement and clinker. Meanwhile, local output increased on intense local demands and expansion in capacity. Export Pakistan's cement industry e...

Kohat Cement returns to profit in 3Q

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Kohat Cement has posted a net profit of PKR1.059bn (US$6.92m) in the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared with a PKR381.08m loss in the same period last year. Total sales for the period advanced 163 per cent YoY to PKR6.71bn against PKR2.55bn in the 3QFY19-20. Record high industry dispatches and an increase in the company’s production capacity along with higher domestic retention all contributed to the overall growth during the period. For the nine-month period ended 31 Ma...

Maple Leaf Cement Factory increases clinker capacity

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement Factory has expanded clinker capacity at Line 3 of its Iskandarabad plant in Punjab. The brownfield project has boosted the line’s capacity by 500tpd to 7800tpd. As a result, the company’s total grey clinker capacity has now reached 18,500tpd from 18,000tpd previously. This is in advance of the 7000tpd Line 4 project, which was announced last month.