Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan top Vietnamese importers

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan top Vietnamese importers
Published: 23 March 2015


Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan were the top importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first two months of this year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade said.

Bangladesh took the lead after importing 1.12Mt of cement worth US$43.19m from Vietnam in the period, while Indonesia came second with 559,188t worth US$27.2m and Taiwan ranked third with 170,296t worth US$7.39m.

Next in line were the Philippines followed with 157,200t worth US$6.17m, and Laos with 59,255t worth US$6.15m.

Vietnam earned US$1.27m from exporting clinker and cement in the first two months of this year, down 30 per cent YoY in value terms and 36.9 per cent in volume.

In 2014, the country 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.