Ce­ment sales in south re­gion up by 21%: APCMA

Daily Messenger - - Sportlight -

KARACHI: The sale of ce­ment in south re­gion of the coun­try has in­creased by 21 per­cent from 3.38 mil­lion tons in first six­months of fis­cal year 2017-18 (Jul-Dec) to 4.08 mil­lion tons this fis­cal.

How­ever, the lo­cal sales in the north have de­clined by

5.95 per­cent in the first six months of this fis­cal from

16.45 mil­lion tons in Ju­lyDec 2017 to 15.47 mil­lion tons in July-Dec 2018.

Ac­cord­ing to All Pak­istan Ce­ment Man­u­fac­tur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, the over­all do­mes­tic ce­ment dis­patches have de­creased in first six months of fis­cal year 18-19 by 1.41 per­cent as com­pared to same pe­riod last year which is the first ever such in­stance in last nine years.

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