[The Nation 14, April 2019]

LAHORE: The cement prices have started dropping by around Rs20 per 50 kg bag to an average of Rs.550 in northern parts of the country, as the sector continued to suffer from lack of domestic demand particularly in northern part of Punjab and KP where demand has cut to only 3.07 million tons in March 2019. However, prices in south region of Sindh remain intact at an average of Rs580-620/bag.

Industry experts said the prices have come down due to low demand, as construction work is not in progress these days; however, the southern area where weather is normal the rate of the commodity is still high.