The cement sector posted highest-ever sales in September 2020. The total sales during September 2020 stood at 5.21 million tons against 4.27 million tons in September 2019.
According to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association, the local uptake of cement in September 2020 increased 17.65% to 4.09 million tons from 3.47 million tons in September 2019. Meanwhile, exports registered an increase of 40.95% to 1.12 million tons against 0.79 million tons in September 2019.
Cement mills based in the north dispatched 3.523 million tons during September 2020, up 16.3% from 3.029 million tons in September 2019.
On the other hand, exports from north increased 9.27% to 0.287 million tons in September 2020 from 0.263 million tons in September 2019.
There has been a positive growth in the southern region as well where the domestic cement dispatches went up by 26.84% to 565,236 tons from 445,629 tons in September 2019.