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India becomes second-largest market for Pakistani cement exporters

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports to India grew by 26.3 per cent in FY17. Since beginning in 2010, India has become the second-largest market for cement exporters, with a 27 per cent share of the total exports from Pakistan in FY17.  Elsewhere, exports to Pakistan’s largest market, Afghanistan, fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2017. This has been attributed to a large portion of Afghanistan’s demand now being met by cheaper cement imported from Iran. The decline is part of an overall decrea...

Pakistan: no dismantling of cement plants around Katas Raj

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Supreme Court will not issue any order to dismantle existing cement plants as output from the facilities will be required for the ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. The Supreme Court's attention was drawn towards the holy pond, part of the Katas Raj temple complex, which is drying out due to water consumption by nearby cement factories that draw water using a number of drill bores and have severely reduced the subsoil water level a...

Bestway Cement bags five CSR awards

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement has won five awards at the 10th Annual CSR Awards 2018 ceremony, held on 18 January in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Bestway won the coveted awards by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) in the categories of Green Energy Initiatives, Community Development and Service, Education and Scholarship, Vocational Trainings and Sustainability Initiatives.

Maple Leaf Cement issued favourable ruling

19 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd announced on Thursday that Lahore High Court has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) filed by the company. As a result, an order passed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month to stop construction work at a new 7300tpd line, has been set aside. However, the company has been ordered by the court to maintain status-quo until a report delineating positive and negative areas for cement plants is issued by the Punjab Government. The ...

Pakistan cement exports down 11%

16 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Pakistan in December 2017 fell 11.3 per cent to 328,000t from 369,000t in the year-ago period, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA). Between July-December 2017, cement exports declined by 17.3 per cent rom 2.911Mt to 2.406Mt. Exports from southern-based mills were particularly affected as they were reduced by 36.2 per cent from 0.953Mt in July 2016 to 0.608Mt in July-December 2017. Northern mills saw their exports dec...

Is a record cement year on the cards for Pakistan?

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

This week it was announced that Attock Cement Company has launched a new 1.2Mta cement plant in Hub , just outside Karachi, while several brownfield and greenfield plants are also underway. Meanwhile, Lucky Cement has climbed its way back to the top of installed domestic capacity by completing its 1.3Mta brownfield expansion project at its Karachi plant in December. But with all this capacity expansion, will 2018 be a record year for Pakistani cement producers? Pakistan’s cement industry...

Attock Cement commissions new 1.2Mta line

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) has started operations at its new 1.2Mta production line at Hub, Balochistan. The line brings the total capacity of the plant to 10,000tpd and represents and investment of US$130m, according to Dawn. The construction work was completed within 22 months with the help of Pakistani engineers.  Alongside this project, the company also plans to install a 15MW WHR plant. In the quarter ending 30 September 2017, Attock cement saw a 19 per cent YoY increase in ...

New 7500tpd line planned for Haripur

09 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan Army's affiliated department Frontier Works Organization (FWO) plans to set up 7500tpd production line at Bandi Muneem, Haripur KPK, Pakistan. The organisation  added that the department is in the process to appoint a consultant to render consultancy services for the proposed project. FWO is a major civil engineering construction company of Pakistan, which is expected to use the output of the plant for its own use and for distribution in the local market. Pakistan's ...

Punjab cement industry to be regulated after three decades

08 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in Punjab, Pakistan, is being brought under regulatory control of the provincial government again, after 29 years. The decision to once again regulate the cement industry was taken during a marathon meeting of a committee, led by Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed, two days ago at the Civil Secretariat. Five provincial ministers, several administrative secretaries of the departments concerned and MPAs from the Salt Range attended the meeting during which every aspect of the r...

Pakistan sees an increase in total cement dispatches for 2H17

05 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement sector experienced sales growth in July-December 2017 with total dispatches reaching 22.24Mt from 19.8Mt in the year-ago period, reports Business Recorder. In the final six months of 2017, domestic consumption reached 19.83Mt which is an increase from 16.89Mt in the corresponding period of the previous year. However, the decline in exports has continued with a drop of 17.3 per cent YoY to 2.4Mt from the 2.91Mt recorded in 2H16. Cement plants in Punjab and Khyber Pa...