Vicem cement and clinker sales up 4.5%, Vietnam

Vicem cement and clinker sales up 4.5%, Vietnam
Published: 16 October 2012


Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) sold 14.44Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of this year, up 4.5 per cent from a year earlier.

Of this total, 13.73Mt were sold in the domestic market, representing a rise of six per cent YoY, while 717,000t were exported, which was a fall of 18 per cent on year, the corporation said on its website.

Vicem produced 10.97Mt of clinker in the first nine months of this year, up two per cent YoY. The corporation’s cement production, meanwhile, declined by 8.4 per cent on year to 11.05Mt.

By end-Sept, Vicem’s cement and clinker inventory stood at 1.4Mt, including 1.1Mt of clinker and 300,000t of cement.

The corporation aims to sell 21.79Mt of cement and clinker this year, including 18.85Mt of cement.