However, cement exports saw a whopping 48 per cent jump in the same period, rising to 3.560m tonnes from to 2.405m tonnes during 1HFY18, which increased the total despatches
(domestic and exports) by 4pc to 23.11m tonnes.
from the region grew from 0.626 million tons in November 2017 to 0.705 million tons in November 2018.
He said the manufacturers were not worried when the domestic cement despatches
grew by a little over 4 percent in July 2018.
If viewed month wise, despatches
in June 2018 were the lowest in 12 months.
The cement units located in Sindh and Baluchistan despatched 3.382 million tons cement locally in July-December 2017, which is 14.06 percent higher than 2.965 million tons local despatches
in the same period last year.
from Northern region reached 2.45m tonnes, up by 3.45pcent, whereas, despatches
from Southern region clocked in at 0.641m tonnes up by 49pc from same month last year.
The South based units domestic dispatches 5.426 million tons while exports despatches
were 1.014 million tons; posting an increase of 11.83 percent in domestic consumption and a massive decline of 17.38 percent in exports.
369 million tons in December last year, whereas local despatches
increased by 6.
ISLAMABAD -- Cement sector has witnessed a sales boom for the last four years, more so this fiscal year as total despatches
reached 22.243 million tonnes in July-December 2017 against 19.806 million tonnes during the corresponding period of last fiscal.
In September 2017, local despatches
from North-based mills stood at 2.367 million tonnes, 12.05 percent higher than 2.113 million tonnes in September 2016.