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Hoang Phat Vissai exports 0.22Mt in January

15 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoang Phat Vissai Group (The Vissai) has exported 220,000t of cement and clinker from Nghi Thiet port in Vietnam’s Nghe An province since the start of January. The exported cement is destined for the Philippines, Canada and China, according to Nguyen Quoc Tai, director of Nghi Thiet port and the grinding unit of Song Lam Cement JSC, a The Vissai affiliate. The Nghi Thiet grinding facility entered service in June 2017.

Vietnam cement consumption reaches 62Mt in 2017

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s demand for cement increased seven per cent YoY to 62Mt in 2017, according to the Department of Price Management, Ministry of Finance. The rise in cement sales has been attributed to a rise in construction projects, particularly in the real estate and transport sector. However, when compared with 2016, the increase was marginal as prolonged rains and storms impacted sales. Cement consumption in December advanced three per cent to 6.5Mt with prices reported as stable as inputs...

Vicem sees 3% rise in cement and clinker sales

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem) reported sales of 26.6Mt of cement and clinker in 2017, representing a YoY increase of three per cent. Of the total, 23.6Mt were delivered to the domestic market, up four per cent YoY and a further 3Mt were exported. However, the company saw a five per cent fall in revenues to VND34.16tn when compared with the previous year. The cement producer’s profit increased seven per cent to VND2.85tn. The company contributed VND1.62tn to the stat...

Vietnam to place 28 industrial facilities under special environmental control

05 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) in Vietnam is planning to place 28 industrial production facilities across a range of sectors under special environmental control, reports Vietnam Net. MONRE has highlighted the cement industry as being one of the industrial production sectors at a high-risk level. The special control project will assess the efforts of facilities to reduce the risk of pollution and to enable fast solutions if any immediate problems ar...

Vietnam cement production reaches 80Mt in 2017

28 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Vietnam reached 80Mt in 2017, up six per cent on the year before, according to local press reports. This figure was recorded by the Department of Construction Material under the Ministry of Construction. The department reported that local cement consumption this year had reached 62Mt, representing a YoY increase of three per cent. Meanwhile, the cement export volume rose by 20 per cent to 18Mt, surpassing the target set for the year. Vietnam now has 82 cement producti...

Vietnam faces an increase in oversupply

19 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is expected to increase its supply glut in the run-up to 2020, according to Vietnam Net. By 2020 total domestic cement capacity is expected to reach 120-130Mta while domestic demand is forecast to increase by 5-6Mta to reach 82Mt by 2020. This would result in an oversupply of 36-47Mt. The Vietnamese cement industry has been raising its supply by 6.8Mt last year as Song Lam cement plant's first phase and Long Son cement works came online. In addition, a further five projects are und...

Vietnam exports rise 30% for the first 11 months of 2017

15 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 17.48Mta of cement and clinker worth US$613.3m in the first 11 months of this year, according to Vietnam News. This represents a 30.4 per cent increase in volume and a 20.2 per cent rise in value from the year-ago period. In November 2017 exports of clinker and cement reached 2.4Mt, a significant increase of 43.3 per cent in volume from the previous month. The value of these exports amounted to US$82.29m for the same period, 46.2 per cent up from October 2017. The coun...

Ho Chi Minh City concerned over cement shortages

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has expressed concern of a potential shortage of cement and construction sand in 2020, according to the Saigon Times. Tran Trong Tuan, director of the Ministry of Construction, said the city had currently 10 cement grinding plants with a capacity of over 10Mta but if all grinding units are forced to move out of the city by 2020 to prevent environmental pollution cement supply in the city would be disrupted. At present it is possible to raise the capacity of t...

Vietnamese cement sales rise by 3.5% in first 11 months

12 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 72.79Mt of cement in the first eleven months of this year, a rise of 3.5 per cent from a year earlier and this fulfilled 91 per cent of the full-year target. Of the total, 55.63Mt were sold domestically, up two per cent  YoY, while 17.3Mt were exported, rising two per cent YoY, the Dau Tu Chung Khoan newspaper reported Monday. However, export taxes have made cost increase by US$4.5t of clinker and US$7.5/t of cement based on average free-on-board prices of US$30 and US$50, ...

Possible power price hike to increase Vietnamese production costs by US$35m

06 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement producers can expect a production cost rise by around VND800bn (US$35.2m) annually if a hike in power prices comes into effect, according to local industry sources. Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, recently approved a 6.08 per cent rise in retail electricity prices to VNC1720.65/kWh (excluding VAT), effective from 1 December. If the price hike is extended to industrial power prices and given the country’s current cement output of 86Mta, the industry will s...