At the time of independence, Pakistan had only a few industries. At that time, cement industry had a maximum runoff of 0.5 mn tons with four plants. There were several ups and downs in the development history. Meantime, the cement prices in Pakistan also went up and down.
Gradually, the number of manufacturers increased. From thirty plants, the capacity of manufacturing reached 44 mn tons.
The existing plants are mostly carrying out manufacturing at 85 percent capacity utilization. Recently, the industry has managed to double the maximum output. It is the positive sign for the growth of the cement industry in the country. Also, the cement prices in Pakistan are not that much high.
Pakistan is a country with huge scope of cement export. For example, you can export cement to the neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, the Central Asian states also offer a potential target for export. However, it seems that the country has never utilized that potential resources to the fullest. There is always delay in taking the initiatives with bright prospects. Here it should also be noted that an increase in export will increase the cement prices in Pakistan.
The manufacturing sector has great reliance on the availability of fossil fuels, like coal and oil. Despite the unfavourable economic conditions, serious efforts were made to ensure the supply of fuel. In particular, the energy crisis has been affecting the industrial growth in the country since the very beginning.
The industry has spent a lot in alternate energy resources. Therefore, it has been successful in making significant progress during the past some decades.
APCMA or All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association is the apex body of the cement manufacturers in the country. The body has been registered under the Trade Organization Ordinance 2007. The association has played an incredibly important role in putting the industry on the path of progress and prosperity.
The demand of cement in the local market is not going to decrease in near future. It is because the trend of urbanization is getting momentum day by day. And it is not going to stop in the decades to come.
The high local demand can serve as an impetus for growth of cement industry in Pakistan. This will encourage the manufacturers to improve the capacity to fulfil local demand. Also, it will develop an environment of competition among the manufacturers. On the other hand, the increasing competition will bring the cement prices in Pakistan down.
Improvement in the manufacturing capacity will create the possibility and feasibility of exporting cement.
It is important to note that even with the failures at government’s end, the cement sector has been on the track of success. It has followed the principle of persistent struggle. At the same time, there are also various other factors which have contributed a lot in this regard.
In any case, we are a long way from becoming a successful exporter. But the long journey, full of hardships and persistent efforts is going to pay in the long run. And you can confidently predict a bright future for the cement industry in Pakistan.
javed Says:January 12, 2013
best way cement rate in rawalpindi?per bag on consumer price
sajid Munir Says:December 25, 2012
Dear Sir, Can you kindly advise me current retail price/Bag of Maple Leaf Cement/Lucky Cement/Best Way Cement. in Haroonabad area------- Best Regards, sajid Munir
Sajid Munir Says:December 25, 2012
Dear Sir, send me the latest price of DG cement and tell me abt its dealer ship i want to work with this business. Regards cg.Buliding Material Store
Ikram Ullah Says:December 19, 2012
Sir We Need 75,000Tone Best Way Cemet @ 14000Tone Per Moth to Kunner Jalalabad. Can u provide it and also send me you price with delivery and without delivery. V/R Ikram Ullah 0093785643779
Noordeen Abdul Says:December 15, 2012
Wanted to know the prices of all good Brands of cements available in Pakistan which can be imported to India.
anees Says:December 14, 2012
plz send me daily rates in sialkot bases all company plz send me curent rates
AJAY RAJKUMAR Says:November 28, 2012
advice on prices on cement
DilfrazKhan Says:November 7, 2012
kindly advise me current retail price/bag of maple leaf cement / lucky cement/bestway cement . Best Regards, Dilfraz Khan
malik shahid Says:July 29, 2012
well prices of all items r in retail .i want to say u to give me trade prices also
mahash kumar Says:May 16, 2012
can yau kindly advise me current ratail price.lucky cement
admin Says:May 28, 2012
the given prices are the updated prices
Qadeer Hussain Chaudhary Says:March 11, 2012
Dear Sir, Kindly can you send me prices of all cement brand which are sold in Pakistan specially in Jhelum and Gujrat area on daily bases. Thanks & Regards, Qadeer
rana mukarram Says:March 6, 2012
dear , now a days DG is of 422 in whole sale price and 427 in retail and same with maple leaf ,,, in lahore
Khalid Saeed Says:February 28, 2012
Can you kindly send me current retail price/Bag of OPC D G Khan Cement. Best Regards, Khalid Saeed
shahid ali shah Says:February 17, 2012
need the current prices of whole saler and retailer in maple leaf cement,kohat cement,lucky cement,and charat cements. Thanks
Irshad Says:January 25, 2012
These prices seems out of date. Do you still update this?
RIAZ Says:July 8, 2011
rates you have shown FOR for wholesale are higher by approx RS 50 higer than actual ,why is it so ?
Zahid Mahmood Says:May 15, 2011
Dear Sir, Can you kindly advise me current retail price/Bag of Maple Leaf Cement/Lucky Cement/Best Way Cement. Best Regards, Zahid Mahmood