KARACHI: The beginning of construction activities under the Naya Pakistan Housing Plan and also great costs under the general public Field Advancement Programme (PSDP) raised regional cement sales by 20.40 percent to 48.119 million tonnes in FY21 from 39.965 m tonnes in FY20.
Concrete exports additionally saw a boost of 19pc from 7.847 m tonnes during FY20 to 9.314 m tonnes in FY21.
Therefore, overall cement dispatches (neighborhood sales and exports) rose by 20pc to 57.433 m tonnes from 47.812 m tonnes in FY20, data released by the All Pakistan Concrete Manufacturers Association (APCMA) showed on Friday.
In the North region, regional concrete dispatches raised by 18.22 pc to 40.582 m tonnes in FY21 from 34.328 m tonnes in FY20. Exports climbed by 30.25 computer to 2.566 m tonnes in FY21 from 1.970 m tonnes during the very same period in last fiscal year.
Overall dispatches leap 20pc to 57.45 m tonnes in 2020-21
South area domestic sales increased by 34pc to 7.537 m tonnes throughout FY21 from 5.638 m tonnes in FY20. Concrete exports climbed by 15pc to 6.747 m tonnes FY21 from 5.877 m tonnes throughout the matching duration in previous fiscal year.
A 13pc growth was recorded in June 2021 as contrasted to June 2020. Total concrete dispatches throughout June 2021 were 5.211 m tonnes as versus 4.623 m tonnes throughout the exact same month of last year. Regional cement dispatches in June 2021 raised to 4.668 m tonnes as versus 3.834 m tonnes in June 2020, up by 22pc. Exports dropped by 31.12 computer to 542,622 tonnes in June 2021 from 787,842 tonnes in June 2020.
Domestic concrete dispatches in the North area during June 2021 jumped by 14pc to 3.859 m tonnes from 3.384 m tonnes in June 2020. Exports swelled by 338pc to 201,540 tonnes in June 2021 from 46,025 tonnes in June 2020.
In the South region, domestic cement sales grew by 79.35 pc to 808,490 tonnes during June 2021 from 450,792 tonnes in June 2020. Exports from South, however, decreased by 54pc to 341,082 tonnes in June 2021 from 741,817 tonnes in June 2020.
The APCMA representative said FY21 has actually been a good year for concrete as need has actually expanded considerably. Cement market is expanding its capacity from 70m tonnes to around 100m tonnes with the hope that the demand would climb by 15pc yearly for the next 3 years as a result of increase in allotment in PSDP as well as boost in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor-related tasks in addition to real estate as well as industrial demand.
Coal prices are revealing significant upward trend as the C&F expense during fiscal year ended on 30th June 21 has actually raised to $140 per tonne from $60 per tonne very same duration in 2015, he claimed. Together with coal costs, electrical energy tariff and heating system oil prices have actually likewise soared thus rising overall price of manufacturing by around Rs110 per 50 kg bag contrasted to exact same period in 2015, he included.