LAHORE  - During the month of February 2014, cement exports from north declined to 381,000 tons against 445,000 tons during same month last year. Exports from south also declined to 202,000 tons during February 2014 against 209,000 tons during corresponding month last year. Total exports from the country declined by 2.01 percent, counting to 5.292 million tons during the first eight months of current fiscal year compared to 5.400 million tons during same period of last fiscal year. From July 13 to February 14, Afghanistan market declined by 15.29 percent and cement sector was able to export only 2.487 million tons to Afghanistan.

Exports to other destinations through sea however increased by 14.60 percent to 2.513 million tons during this period compared to 2.193 million tons, during same period of last fiscal year.