As Cement is one of the basic necessities for constructing buildings, Cement Industry is very important in Pakistan. Cement is used to make concrete which acts as a binding agent in construction and infrastructure development. The current CCP price of cement is Rs. 730 per bag (50 kg) according to Cement companies.
What is cement?
Cement is a fine powder that acts as a binding agent in concrete to make Cement Concrete. Cement price does not remain fixed all year round, Cement companies modify Cement prices from time to time. In Pakistan Cement, consumer price is based on market forces and CCP recommends CPP(cement purchase price) from time to time which is revised by the Cement companies.
What are the types of cement?
There are various types of Cement available in the market which is used according to Cement Price in Pakistan. Following are the two types of cement:
1. Hydraulic cement
Cement that hardens by reacting to water. Cement price in Pakistan is based on the quality of Cement, Hydraulic Cement has a strong resistance to heat and chemical attack.
2. Pozzolana Cement
It is hydraulic in nature but when it reacts with lime it produces Cemium Sulphate which makes Cemium Cement suitable to use in wet conditions. Cemium Cement is also used underwater due to its high resistance against carbon dioxide.
3. Microsilica cement
It is a new product which has been developed recently and its price is cheaper than other types of cement. It hardens quickly and makes strong concrete.
How to identify a good quality cement?
A cement’s quality is measured by its strength and it is indicated on the bag. The common units used for measuring strength are either MPa or psi, with 10 MPa equal to 145 psi. Below are some of the factors that indicate a good quality cement:
- A good quality Cement has a high degree of fineness so that it can be mixed easily and does not segregate.
- Good quality cement sticks well to aggregate and gives a good bonding between the two materials.
- A good quality Cement has high compressive strength so that it does not crack when applied under pressure.
- A good quality Cement should have low permeability.
- A good quality Cement should have a low heat of hydration so that it does not produce too much heat energy when setting.
Why is it important to use high-quality cement for construction work?
Construction activities are carried out with the help of different types of materials. Among these, cement is one of the most important components. It provides strength to the mixture formed by mixing sand and gravel. Different kinds of Cement are available in the market which has their own unique strengths and properties.
The type of cement that should be used for construction work should be selected carefully. It should have the right properties so that it will give strength to the construction work and also provide proper finishing to the building.
It is important to use cement that has reasonable prices so that the buyer can afford it. High-quality cement is usually available at higher prices than normal cement. People who need high-quality cements for construction work should buy these products if they can afford them, but people who want to build their
Cement price per 50kg bag
Following are the prices of some popular brands of Cement.
1. Adam cement price in Pakistan per 50 kg bag is Rs 750
2. Lucky cement Price in Pakistan per 50kg bag is Rs 770
3. Maple leaf cement factory price in Pakistan per 50 kg bag is Rs 710
4. Fauji cement Price in Pakistan per 50kg bag is Rs 700
5. DG Khan supreme cement Price in Pakistan per 50kg bag is Rs 740
6. National cement Price in Pakistan per 50 kg bag is Rs 720
7. Lucky D-lite Price in Pakistan per 50kg bag is Rs 650
8. Huda price in Pakistan per bag (50 kg) is Rs 780
List of Cement Companies in Pakistan
Following is the list of best cement companies in Pakistan:
Attock cement company limited
Attock Cement Pakistan Limited is the leading cement company in the country. It is owned by Attock group also owns Attock Refinery, one of the largest oil refineries in Asia. Attock Group was initially an oil exploration unit but later diversified to different business sectors which are now counted among top industrial groups of Pakistan.
Bestway cement company limited
Bestway cement is an international company that was established in 1960. It produces more than six million tonnes of cement per year and it has production units in various parts of Pakistan including Gharo, Ghotki, Lakhra, Bhit Shah and Hajveri. It also exports its cement to different countries of the world.
Cherat cement company limited
It is one of the oldest cement companies in Pakistan. It has around 3 million tonnes per annum capacity and its head office is situated in Karachi. The company also exports its products to different countries of the world.
Dandot cement company limited
Dandot Cement Company is an emerging player which has made its mark in the cement industry within a short time. It has cement plants in Dandot and Mirpur Mathelo, Ghotki district. Its head office is situated in Karachi.
Habibganj cement company limited
This company started its operations in 1972and it has a production capacity of 0.5 million tonnes per year. It is one of the best cement manufacturers in Pakistan. Its head office is situated in Karachi and its products are exported to different countries as well.
Habib cement company limited
It has two plants at Mirpur Mathelo and Dandot which produce 1milliontonnes cement per year. It has a fully automatic packing line and its wide range of products include Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC), Slag Cement, Super Plasticisers and many more.
Dewan cement company limited
Dewan Cement in Pakistan is one of the leading cement companies in Pakistan. It has 1.2 million tonnes per year capacity and its head office is situated in Karachi. The company also exports its products to different countries of the world.
Javedan cement company limited
Javedan Cement Company is an emerging player which started its operations in 1995 with a capacity of 0.5 million tonnes per year. It has two plants in the Thar Dry Port area of Tharparkar which are capable of producing 1 million tonnes of cement per year while its latest plant at Jangpura is also expected to produce 0.5 million tonnes of cement every year.
Fauji cement company limited
Fauji Foundation is a large industrial conglomerate in Pakistan with diversified interests in cement, fertiliser, power generation and others. It has 30% of the share in Pakistan Cement Company Limited while Lucky Cement has 20% and Kohat Cement 10%.
Frontier Works Organization
It is a techno-managerial organisation for defence production. It also has cement plants in Kohat and Thar Dry Port which produce 1.5 million tonnes of cement per year.
Kohat cement company limited
It is one of the oldest companies in Pakistan with a 0.5 million tonnes capacity plant at Kohat. The company was nationalized in 1974 and around 0.5 million tonnes per year is produced by it which are further exported to Afghanistan and Iran.
Lucky cement limited
It was established in 1988 and its main office is located in Karachi. It has a production capacity of 1.1 million tonnes per year at Ghotki, Khairpur and Lakhra. It also exports its products to different countries of the world.
Pakistan cement limited
PC is a public limited company with 80% shareholding of Fauji Foundation and 20% by Lucky Cement. The annual production capacity is around 4 million tonnes of cement per year and it has plants in various parts of Pakistan including Attock Khurd, Mansehra, Pindi Bhattian and Thar Dry Port.