All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association warns of risk of coal price to industry

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Pakistan: The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has expressed concern over the effect that rises in the price of coal have had on the cost of cement production. Coal prices have nearly doubled to US$105/t from US$54/t in May 2016, according to the Nation newspaper. The cost of coal contributes more than 30% to the total production cost of cement manufacture. Coal prices have been rising since May 2016 when China started to limit its coal mining capacity. This has since been compounded by stricter local rules on coal transportation in Pakistan. The APCMA has urged the government to focus on the residential sector to diversify the construction industry.

Last modified on 23 November 2016

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