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Vietnam exports 34Mt of cement and clinker in 2019

01 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have exported 34Mt of cement and clinker, worth US$1.39bn, in 2019, reflecting a 6.25 per cent YoY increase in volume and 11.2 per cent YoY rise in value, according to the Department of Import-Export, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The exports have surpassed the Ministry of Construction (MoC)’s estimated figure at the beginning of 2019 by US$100m-US$150m, according to a report in the local newswire Dau Tu (Investment). In 2019, Vietnam is estimated to have ...

Vietnamese cement demand declines 4% in November

24 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Vietnam fell by four per cent YoY to 5.437Mt in November 2019, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). When compared with 5.48Mt reported for October 2019, the decline was one per cent. While VICEM saw its deliveries contract by seven per cent YoY to 1.823Mt, for its joint-venture companies the drop was 10 per cent as they supplied 1.453Mt in November 2019. When compared with October, VICEM sales were up four per cent from 1.752Mt an...

Tan Thang plant set to begin operations in 2020

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Tan Thang cement plant is expected to be put into operation in the central province of Nghe An next year, according to Vietnam News. The project represents a total investment of VND4.9trn (US$211.21m). The plant has been equipped with imported production lines from EU and G7 countries, and is expected to be able to produce 2Mta of cement upon commissioning. While no new cement plants have been made operational in the country this year, two more production lines are set to beg...

Vietnamese exports rise 3% in the 10M19

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 3.58Mt of cement in October at a value of US$141.62m, representing an increase of 24.9 per cent and 17 per cent YoY, respectively, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. During the month, the average price of exports decreased 0.7 per cent MoM and 6.3 per cent YoY to US$39.6/t. In the first 10 months of 2019, the country exported 26.9Mt of cement worth US$1.12bn, up 2.6 per cent YoY in volume and 10.5 per cent in value. Average prices also increased 7.7 p...

Vietnamese cement output up 10% in November

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Vietnam has increased 9.6 per cent to 8.7Mt in November 2019, according to the country’s General Statistics Office. In the first 11 months of this year, output is likely to have advanced by 7.6 per cent to 87.9Mt. In 2018 the country’s cement industry produced 90.2Mt of cement, up 9.1 per cent YoY.

Vietnamese cement sales rise 2% in September

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Vietnamese cement sales reached 8.196Mt in September 2019, up two per cent YoY and one per cent MoM, according to the latest data by the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 5.537Mt was sold on the domestic market, a YoY improvement of four per cent (+7 per cent MoM), while 2.659Mt was exported. Exports saw a four per cent YoY and nine per cent MoM decline. VICEM sales in September 2019 increased by two per cent YoY and 13 per cent MoM to 1.836Mt. However, its joint vent...

Ocean plastic: an opportunity in the circular economy?

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Initiatives are under way to address the global issue of plastics litter in the oceans. Norway’s SINTEF highlights the use of co-processing in the Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy project. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway. Mining of plastic wastes at a dumpsite in Thailand. Image credit: Kå...

Vietnam cement sales edge down 4% in August

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales by Vietnamese producers slipped four per cent to 8.091Mt  in August 2019 when compared with the year-ago period, according to data by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Compared with the previous month’s sales of 8.087Mt, they remained largely stable. Of this total, domestic sales totalled 5.175Mt, down five per cent YoY. VICEM saw sales decline by seven per cent to 1.628Mt while its joint-venture companies reported an erosion of 14 per cent to 1.397Mt. The...

Vietnam HCMC proposes addressing illegal cement capacity expansion

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has asked the Ministry of Construction to handle some cement producers in the city due to their illegal capacity expansion, which was detected by the ministry’s inspection team earlier, according to Viêt Nam News. A branch of Thang Long Cement JSC was allowed to produce 1.25Mta, but the unit has increased its total capacity to 1.4Mta since 2011. A branch of Chinfon Cement Co received a licence to produce 0.5Mta. However, since 2017output has be...

South Africa's cement import volumes shoot up

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement imports into South Africa have surged by 293 per cent YoY in July and have also risen by 17.5 per cent since the start of the year. The main source for the cement came from Vietnam during June-July 2019, according to Industry Insight. Approximately 104,099t of cement arrived in South Africa in June with a value of ZAR70m (US$4.7m), which is the highest level of cement imports since February 2015. A total of 631,059t of cement with a customs value of ZAR440m had been imported into ...