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Export of cement rises 8.1% in two months

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Export of Cement from the country increased by 8.01 percent during first two months of current fiscal year to US$ 48.535 million as compared to export of $44.9 million in July-August (2017-18).

With respect to quantity, the exports of cement increased by 25.41 percent as it rose to 1.092 million metric tons in July-August (2108-19) from the export of 0.871 million MT cement during same period of previous year.

According to latest data issued by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the country produced 3.1 tons of cement in July 2018 as compared to the production of 3.067 tons cement in same month of the preceding year.

On month-on-month and year-on-year basis, the export of cement in August 2018 surged by 31.52 percent and 23.01 percent when compared with the exports during July 2018 and August 2017.

The export of cement increased from $20.98 million in July 2018 and $22.4 million in August 2017 to $27.57 million in August 2018.

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