Vietnam expected first-half output up 10.5%

Vietnam expected first-half output up 10.5%
Published: 30 June 2015

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 32.1Mt of cement in the first half of this year, up 10.5 per cent  from a year ago, the government-run General Statistics Office said. In June alone, production totalled 6Mt, up 26.8 per cent YoY.

In the first five months, Vietnam has churned out 26.1Mt of cement, compared to the earlier estimated 26.6Mt, according to the office’s revised figure.

Vietnam currently has 74 cement production lines with a combined annual output of 77Mt, data from the Ministry of Construction said.

The country’s sales of cement and clinker to rise 1.5-4 per cent YoY to between 72-74Mt this year, of which domestic sales will rise 4.5-6.5 per cent to 53-54Mt, while the exports will be at between 19Mt and 20Mt.