Cement export registers 18.9pc growth in Sept  

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Cement export has posted a growth of 18.9 per cent in the month of September, according to official reports.

Over 0.715 million tonnes of cement was exported from Pakistan during the period under review against the export of 0.401 million tonnes in Sept 2017.

Official data revealed that exports from the north were 0.294 million tonnes last month and decreased by 4.69 per cent against 0.308 million tonnes in September 2017. Similarly, exports from the south stood at 0.421 million tonnes in September 2018 and increased by 350.92 per cent against 0.093 million tonnes in the same month of last year.

Experts said that the industry closed the first quarter of this fiscal on a moderate note, adding that this growth pales when compared with the high growth the industry maintained in the past five years.