Cartelization in the Cement Industry

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Introduction 1

Literature Review 2

The Players 3



Major Companies 7

Foreign Investors 9

Cartelization in an Industry 11

Cartelization in the Cement Industry 12

Impact of Cartelization 13

References 14


Literature Review

The Players


APCMA stands for the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association. It is the top body for cement manufacturers in Pakistan. The organization is registered under Section 3 of the Trade Organization Ordinance of 2007. It has a wide license number 14, which is dated for April 26, 2008 and issued by Ministry of Commence. The APCMA was incorporated on the 14th of September 1992 under section 32 of the Companies Ordinance 1984.

The organization plays a significant role in creating a front for the cement industry towards the Government. It also plays its part in coordinating an assortment of activities related to the formulation of Government policies for the cement industry. It does this with the help of its incessant interactions and dialogues.

The organization plays its role in representing on all major policy making bodies that are related with cement. It also gives required information to all the concerned government ministries and assists in the preparation of vital government documents that are related to cement for example, Reports for Five Year Plan.

APCMA recognizes and reinforces the cement industry’s role in the economic development of Pakistan. It gives the latest statistical data and information to the industry and other agencies. It tries to resolve any of the industry's problems with the Government of Pakistan and also manages a range of activities with other bod...

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...y as a result of on-going capacity expansion.

The cement over-capacity is likely to have serious adverse implications for the industry itself and, consequently, multiplier economic repercussions at national level. In the wake of its huge surplus production capacity it rather seems imperative for the cement industry, on one hand, to strengthen existing export markets and, on the other, exploring new markets on priority.

Cartelization in an Industry

Cartelization in the Cement Industry

Impact of Cartelization


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