English | دری

Pakistan’s cement exports to Afghanistan plunge

in Afghan Business

Pakistan’s cement exports to Afghanistan plunge

cementAccording to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturing Association (APCMA), exports of cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan have fallen year-on-year during the first quarter of Pakistan’s fiscal year.

Cement exports to Afghanistan currently comprise 50% of Pakistan’s cement exports.

For the first four months of the 2013 fiscal year Pakistan exported 1.46Mt of cement, less than one third of the 4.4Mt of cement exported in the entire 2012 fiscal year. Exports to India are also down year-on-year, at 0.14Mt for the first four months of the 2013 fiscal year.

Pakistani officials have cited competition from Iranian exports to Afghanistan as the reason behind the falling cement exports of the country to Afghanistan.

Furthermore, with the gloomy picture of Afghanistan’s future security situation, construction sector has slowed down, resulting in a declining demand for cements.



Related Articles

China-Afghanistan discussing construction of an exhibition center in Kabul

Afghanistan is in talks with Chinese officials over the building of a permanent exhibition center in Kabul. The Chinese are

Russia illuminating its presence in Afghanistan

Russia has begun rising its interest in Afghanistan. This comes as US-led war is coming to a close in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s first ever e-government system to be introduced in two years

The Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT) is working on the implementation of the country’s first ever e-government

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.