Cement exports from Pakistan decline
Exports from south too, were lower as compared to last year. Exports dropped to 202,000 tonnes during February 2014 against 209,000 tonnes during the corresponding month last year. Total exports from Pakistan during July 13 to February 14 reached 5.292 million tonnes, 2.01 per cent less compared to 5.400 million tonnes during the same period of the last fiscal year.
The Afghanistan market declined by 15.29 per cent and the cement sector was able to export only 2.487 million tonnes to Afghanistan. Exports through the sea route have gone up by 14.60 per cent to reach 2.513 million tonnes during this period, compared to 2.193 million tonnes, during the same period of the last fiscal year.