Lahore - The cement local sales in South during February 2015 were 411,586 tons compared to the local sales of 369,665 tons during same month of last year. Data shows that exports from southern units marginally increased to 209,461 tons during February against 201,993 tons during February 2014. However, cement exports from north massively declined from 381,487 tons during February 2014 to 251,049 tons during February 2015 i.e. by 34.19 percent. Total despatches increased from 2.731 Million Tons during February 14 to 2.758 Million Tons during February 15 showing marginal increase of 0.97 percent.

During the month of February 15, local sales of cement posted healthy growth of 6.96 per cent percent while exports showed substantial decline by 21.08 percent, resulting in an overall nominal growth of 0.97 percent compared to same month of last fiscal year.  The overall domestic and exports volumes were 2,297,568 Tons and 460,510 Tons respectively during February 15 compared to 2,148,083 Tons and 583,480 Tons during February 14. The domestic sales in north during February 15 were 1,885,982 Tons compared to the domestic sales of 1,778,418 Tons during same month last year showing growth of 6.05 percent.