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Vietnam's cement and clinker exports rise in August

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 4.2Mt of cement and clinker worth US$148.3m in August, rising 31.4 per cent MoM in volume and 24.3 per cent in value, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In the 8M20 the country exported 23.9Mt of cement and clinker worth US$882m, up 1.2 per cent YoY in value and 15.7 per cent in volume. China was the biggest buyer during this period, importing 12.6Mt worth US$415.5m. This accounted for 53 per cent of Vietnam’s cement and clinker export volumes and 47 ...

China’s cement production up 4% in July

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement output increased 3.6 per cent in July as a pick-up in the economy drove cement consumption, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Information technology. China produced 220Mt of cement in July 2020 when compared with July 2019. In the first seven months of 2020, production declined by 3.5 per cent YoY to 1.22bnt. The sector’s total revenues fell 5.5 per cent YoY to CNY510.9bn (US$74.7bn). Its total profits reached CNY92.6bn.

Vietnam's cement sector sees exports rise on higher Chinese demand

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA) shows that the 1H20 recorded a 12 per cent decrease in the industry’s consumption compared to the same period for the domestic consumption channel. The reason comes from the slowdown in construction activities. However, recently, cement demand has gradually recovered. Noticeably, the export volume maintained the growth rate thanks to the significant increase in demand from the Chinese market since the second quarter. The latest clinker and cement exporr...

West China Cement to raise US$102m in private placement

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

West China Cement Ltd has announced to raise CNY700m (US$101.9m) in a second tranche of private placement of medium-term notes to investors in China. The tranche has a term of three years and form part of the Medium-Term Notes of Yaobai Special Cement Group Co Ltd. The Agricultural Bank of China Ltd is acting as underwriter and China LIanhe Credit Rating Co Ltd as financial advisor of the offering. Proceeds of the second tranche will be used as general working capital of the group.

West China Cement posts 5% fall in net profit

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

West China Cement has announced a 5.3 per cent YoY decline in net profit for the first half of the 2020, down to CNY752.3m (US$108.7m) from CNY793.5m in the 1H19. Revenue also fell 9.1 per cent YoY to CNY3.01bn from CNY3.31bn. Profits reportedly held up better than revenue due to a slight gross margin expansion on the back of lower coal costs and efficiency improvements.

Anhui Conch's 1H20 profit rises 5.3%

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement's net profit rose in the 1H20, on the back of a resumption of construction projects in Asia and higher sales in western China. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cement sales volumes fell across the regions the company operates in, except for west China. The cement company's net profit increased by 5.3 per cent to CNY16.09bn (US$2.33bn) during the period, the company reported. First-half operating revenue rose 3.3 per cent to CNY74.01bn. The company said it will se...

China Resources Cement records 11% rise in profit

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement saw its net profit rise 11 per cent YoY to HKD4.19bn (US$540.6m) for the first half of 2020. Revenue fell three per cent to HKD16.88bn, on the back of lower cement sales volumes. "The gradual stabilisation of infrastructure construction and the real-estate market, as well as the steady progress of urbanization and rural construction, will be conducive to the stable development of the cement industry," said the company.

BBMG Corp sees net profit fall 50%

20 August 2020, Published under Cement News

China’s BBMG Corp has seen its net profit fall 50 per cent YoY to CNY1.52bn (US$219.6m) for the first half of 2020. Operating revenue also declined 8.3 per cent to CNY40.93bn, attributed to a dip in results from the cement and ready-mix concrete segments. The company has stated that cement sales rebounded in the second quarter, but its future development will face certain risks as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Vietnamese export volumes rise 11% in the 7M20

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 19.5Mt of cement and clinker worth US$732m in the first seven months of 2020, up 11.4 per cent YoY in volume but down 5.4 per cent in value, according to Dau Tu (Investment). In the seven-month period, the major export markets included China, the Philippines and Bangladesh. Last year, the Ministry of Construction forecast that Vietnam would sell 101-103Mt of cement and clinker in 2020, rising 4-5 per cent YoY, which would include 32-31Mt of exports. However, the predic...

China's cement imports surge in May

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The imports of cement into China soared in May to 4Mt, twice the level seen at the start of the year as the housing market rebounded and infrastructure spending showed strong growth, according to brokerage Braemar ACM. The increase in incoming trade is helping smaller-sized bulk carriers, said the brokerage firm.