Domestic cement despatches
in the North fell by 6pc in the period from 16.455m tonnes in July-Dec 2017 to 15.475m tonnes in July-Dec 2018.
Total cement despatches
reached to 19.253 million tons in the first five months of this fiscal.
The spokesman of APCMA said that the local despatches
has increased considerably due to construction activities and could further increase substantially if smuggling of Iranian cement into the country is curbed.
The cement units located in Sindh and Balochistan despatched 3.382 million tonnes cement locally in July-December 2017, which is 14.06 per cent higher than 2.965 million tonnes local despatches
in the same period last year.
Mills based in the Southern region posted a meager rise of 1.77 percent in local despatches
from 0.423 million tonnes in September 2016 to 0.431 million tonnes in Sept 2017.
KARACHI -- The cement industry has posted a growth of 11.26 percent in local despatches
during the first four months of current fiscal year compared with local despatches
during same period of last fiscal year.
According to data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA), total industry despatches
surged to 45.893 million tonnes in 2017-18 against 40.315m tonnes despatched in 2016-17.
According to data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers; Association (APCMA), this fiscal the cement despatches
have crossed three million tons in the eight months period (July-Feb).
rose to 12.2 million tons during this period against 10.56 million tons during same period of last fiscal.