Cement Sales in Pakistan
According to an industry association, cement sales in Pakistan decreased in the country’s uncertain economic climate in the most recent fiscal year.
During the fiscal year 2021-23, total cement dispatches (domestic and exports) totaled 52.89 million tons, which was 7.91% less than the dispatches of 57.43 million tons a year earlier, according to data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA).
In July-June FY22, domestic demand dipped 1% to 47.63 million tons from 48.11 million tons in the prior year. During the same period, exports fell 43.57% to 5.25 million tons compared to 9.31 million tons.
Only in June did cement sales increase by 1.01 percent. The month’s total shipments were 5,26 million tons, compared to 5,21 million tons in the same month the previous year.
In June 2022, the cement sector shipped 4.97 million tons of cement, up from 4.66 million tons in June 2021. This is an increase of 6.66 percent.
The volume of export shipments declined by 47.57 percent, from 542,622 tons in June 2021 to 284,471 tons in June 2022.
The cement mills in the north zone sold 4.12 million tons on the domestic market in June 2022, a 6.8% rise over the 3.85 million tons sold in June 2021.
During the month, mills in the South shipped 856,863 tons to the local market, a 5.98% increase from the previous month’s shipments of 804,490 tons.
The exports of mills in the North zone decreased by 51.79 percent, from 201,540 tons in June 2021 to 97,162 tons in June 2022.
In June 2022, exports from mills in the South zone decreased by 45.08 percent to 187,308 tons, down from 341,008 tons in June 2021 during the same month the year before.
During the fiscal year 2021-22, North zone mills shipped 39.44 million tons of cement to the domestic market, a decrease of 2.81 percent from 40.58 million tons in FY21.
During FY22, exports from mills in the north zone decreased 64.52 percent to 910,685 tons, compared to 2.56 million tons in FY21.
In FY22, mills in the south zone shipped 8.19 million tons of domestic product, an increase of 8.74% over the 7.53 million tons imported in FY21.
The number of exports from the south zone decreased by approximately 35.6% to 4.34 million tons in fiscal year 22 from 6.74 million tons in the previous fiscal year.
A spokeswoman for the APCMA expressed concern over the unpredictability of government policies. She stated that the industry was experiencing difficulty due to the record-high cost of fuel, power, coal, and other raw materials, raising production costs.
In such a scenario, “cement prices on the local market will continue to rise,” he warned, urging the government to adopt a strategy that would assist the cement industry in maintaining exports.
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