March 05, 2019: The export of cement from the country increased by 35.08 percent during first seven months (Jul-Jan) of current fiscal year as compared to same period of last year.
During the period under review, $184.35 million worth of cement was exported as against the export worth $136.47 million recorded during same period of previous year, according to a latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
On yearly and monthly basis, the cement export in January 2019 also went up by 52.88 percent and 5.6 percent when compared with the exports in January 2018, and December 2018 respectively.
According to the data, the export in January 2019 rose to $27.34 million against the export valuing $17.884 million recorded during January 2018 and $25.37 million in December 2018.
Meanwhile the export of Guar and Guar products also went up by 5.65 percent to $20.62 million in July-January 2018-19 from $19.5 million in same period of previous year.
On yearly basis, the export of Guar and Guar products, however witnessed a decrease of 15.62 percent to $2.95 million in January 2019 from $3.5 million in same month of the previous year.