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Vietnam's exports rise to 12.17Mt in first eight months

02 October 2017, Published under Cement News

According to preliminary statistics released by the General Department of Customs, Vietnam exported 12.17Mt of cement and clinker for a value of US$430.63m in the first eight months of 2017. The cement volume was up 20.5 per cent and the clinker volume up 13.2 per cent over the same period last year. In August alone, exports of 1.38Mt of cement and clinker reached US$54.09m (down 0.9 per cent in volume, but up seven per cent in value against July 2017). Vietnam's average export price of cem...

Environmental concerns increasingly block expansion plans in Vietnam

29 September 2017, Published under Cement News

This week, Vicem Hoang Mai Cement JSC, an affiliate of Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), was instructed by the provincial authorities to locate its prospective 4.5Mta Hong Mai 2 cement plant in a different location to the planned Hoang Mai 2 Industrial park site. The decision will be a set-back for Vicem who had announced its intention to build the factory in October 2015 in the central province of Nghe An, as a two-phased project. Hoang Mai Cement is one of the older Vicem ...

Vietnamese market grows 6% YoY in 9M17

27 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement producers sold an estimated 59.27Mt of cement in the first nine months of this year, according to the country’s Ministry of Construction. This represents a six per cent YoY rise and 74 per cent of its 2017 target. Around 45.28Mt of cement were sold in the domestic market, which expanded by four per cent YoY. Some 13.99Mt were exported. In September, domestic sales remained stable YoY at 5.2Mt with exports reported to reach 1.45Mt.

Vicem Hoang Mai requested to build plant elsewhere

27 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Authorities of Vietnam’s Nghe An province have asked the Vicem Hoang Mai Cement Joint Stock Company, an affiliate of Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), to study a different location for the construction of the company’s 4.5Mta Hoang Mai 2 cement plant. The provincial authorities have rejected the company’s proposal to develop the VN10.8tn (US$475.25m) plant in Hoang Mai 2 industrial park while suggesting the company survey an area in Tan Thang commune, Quynh Luu district, for th...

Vissai Cement starts exclusive Vietnamese QuickFill® deal Billerud

20 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Vissai Cement Corporation, part of Vissai Group, officially launched the QuickFill ® Clean (QFC) eco-friendly cement paper bags this week at the Vissai Ninh Bình cement plant. The QFC cement sacks are produced by leading Swedish packaging company BillerudKorsnäs. "Vissai has studied and tested many types of cement sacks produced in different countries for both the domestic and export market. However, BillerudKorsnäs' product is by far the most competitive in terms of technology and cost...

Vietnam's Long Son Line 2 enters operation

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Long Son Co Ltd has successfully brought its second production line of its Long Son cement plant in Thanh Hoa, into production, raising the plant’s capacity to 14,000tpd (5Mta). Located in Dong Son, in the town of Bim Son, the works counts as one of the country’s largest cement works, according to Viet Nam News.

Vicem appoints new general director

06 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) has appointed Bui Hong Minh general director. Mr Minh, 46, has held the position of deputy general director since 2013. Before that, he worked at But Son and Ha Tien cement companies. He became director of Bim Son Cement Company in 2011 prior to joining Vicem.

Semen Indonesia

30 August 2017, Published under Cement News

With three factories in Indonesia, located in North Sulawesi, Java and Sumatra, and one overseas plant in Vietnam, Semen Indonesia is now looking to expand into the Philippines. According to local press reports, the company is seeking a partner to help establish a cement plant in Davao City. The news comes on the back of Semen Indonesia attending the first Manufacturing Product Exhibition to be held in the Philippines. The event, which took place last month, was designed to ignite new tradin...

Vietnam seeks UNDP cement GHG reduction assistance

18 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction has requested assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in formulating and implementing proposals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projects in the cement industry. The reduction of GHG in the cement industry play a key role in the country achieving the emission reduction targets laid out in the nationally determined contribution of Vietnam and are a step in achieving the Paris Agreement’s climate change goals. Supported by the No...

Vietnam considers cutting export tariff to aid cement oversupply

07 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has proposed the export tariff be reduced to aid cement exports from the country. Domestic cement manufacturers have been struggling to export cement to ease the domestic oversupply. However, with the changes in tax policies, the clinker export cost has increased to US$4.5/t and the cement export cost US$7.5/t. This puts Vietnamese cement producers at a competitive disadvantage with rivals from China, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan, industr...