The total despatches
were 19.557m tonnes in the period July to December, down from 19.836m tonnes in the same period last year.
Local cement despatches
in November 2018 were 2.632 million tons, down from 2.967 million tons in November 2017.
They despatched 7.151 million tons of cement during this period that was 4.94 percent less than the despatches
of 7.523 million tons during the same period last year.
Domestic cement despatches
in the first two months of current fiscal declined by 5.31 percent.
In fact, the past five years have been positive for the cement industry of Pakistan as annual despatches
increased by 12.46 million tons from 33.43 million tons in 2012-13 to 45.89 million tons in 2017-18.
KARACHI -- The cement sector has witnessed a sales boom for the last four years, more so this fiscal as total despatches
reached 22.243 million tons in July-December 2017 against 19.806 million tons during corresponding period of last fiscal.
CEMENT PRODUCTION CAPACITY and DESPATCHES
(Operational Units Data)
Cement sector's despatches
in the domestic market during September jumped by 18.9pc to clock in at 3.806m tonnes on the back of increasing local consumption and buoyancy in exports.
Total cement despatches
in March 2018 was 4.652 million tons the highest ever in history of cement industry.
KARACHI -- Cement sector has witnessed a sales boom for the last four years, more so this fiscal as total despatches