Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia remain Vietnamese top importers

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia remain Vietnamese top importers
Published: 23 January 2015


Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia were the top importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement exports last year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade said on its website.

Bangladesh took the lead after importing 8.39Mt of cement worth US$323m from Vietnam last year, while Indonesia came second with 2.65Mt worth US$123m and Malaysia ranked third with 1.28Mt worth US$62m.

Following on was the Philippines with 1.15Mt worth US$44.26m, and Chile with 566,797t worth US$31m.

Vietnam exported 21.11Mt of clinker and cement worth US$912.45m in 2014, up 13.4 per cent from a year earlier in volume and 16 per cent in value.

In December, the country’s clinker and cement export rose 7.5 and 8.6 per cent from November to 1.7Mt worth US$74.35m, respectively.

Vietnam is reportedly targetting exports 25-26Mt of cement and clinker in 2015, the Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper reported earlier this week, citing the country’s Ministry of Construction.