Cement factories located in Sindh province, Pakistan, have seen their total dispatches decline to 3500tpd from 20,000-22,000tpd before the coronavirus outbreak.
Likewise, cement manufacturing plants in the north of the country registered an almost 75 percent decrease in dispatches. Daily average cement offtake fell to 30,000-35,000tpd from 135,000-140,000tpd.
Elsewhere, exports slipped 93 per cent to an average of 1,000-1,500tpd from 20,000-22,000tpd.
Industry officials have said cement factories are still operating with minimal staff while following standard procedures to slow the coronavirus spread