On Friday, Data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) showed that local cement dispatches in March 2021 were 4.563m tonnes, up by 42 percent compared to 3.214m tonnes in the same period last year.
Exports swelled by 60 percent from 507,480 tonnes in March 2020 to 810,962 tonnes in March 2021.
During March 2021, cement mills in the North dispatched 3.809m tonnes to local markets against 2.749m tonnes in March 2020, up by 38.52pc.
In March 2021, south-based mills dispatched 753,704 tonnes in domestic markets which were 62.28 percent higher than 464,440 tonnes in the same period last year.
Exports from North-based mills registered an enormous increase of 162.58 percent as the volumes increased from 106,759 tonnes in March 2020 to 280,330 tonnes in March 2021. Exports from South rose by 32.42pc to 530,632 tonnes in March 2021 from 400,721 tonnes during the same month last year.
During the first nine months of the current fiscal year (9MFY21), total cement dispatches (domestic and exports) were 43.325m tonnes that were 17 percent higher than 37.035m tonnes during the corresponding period of last fiscal year.