Cement firms record 7 percent increase in sale

KARACHI: The sales of Pakistani cement firms surged by seven percent to 5.23 million tons in the first two months of 2011/12 from 4.91 million tons in the same period last year, reported All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) on Thursday.

The growth in overall dispatches is attributed to the 14 percent year-on-year upsurge in local dispatches as these reached 3.68 million tons from 3.24 million tons in the same period last year.
Exports fell by seven percent to 1.55 million tons from 1.67 million tons in the first two months of 2010-11.

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