Cement producers in Vietnam are estimated to have produced 36.8Mt of cement in the first eight months of this year, the General Statistics Office said.
The figure represented an on-year increase of 17.2%, the GSO said in a statement released Thursday.
In August, the country’s cement output was 5.1Mt, up 16.7% YoY.
The Ministry of Construction forecast Vietnam will face a cement surplus of at least 2Mt this year due to the boom of new cement plants nationwide while its cement export plans are facing difficulties.
The ministry plans to submit a new development planning draft for the cement industry until 2015 and with a vision for future developments through 2025 to the Prime Minister in the fourth quarter of this year.