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Siam City Cement Vietnam signs US$468m investment agreement with Kien Giang province

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Kien Giang province has signed an investment cooperation agreement with Siam City Cement Vietnam, part of the Thailand-based Siam City Group, for a cement plant in Kien Luong district. The agreement represents an investment of VND10.89trn (US$468m) for both a limestone and clay mining project as well as a clinker line.

SCG reports falling revenue in Vietnam

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has seen a seven per cent YoY drop in its revenue from sales in Vietnam to VND7.9trn (US$339m) in the 2Q19, according to Vietnam News. Revenue from sales in Vietnam finished at VND14.6trn in the 1H19, consistent with the year-ago period, and accounted for nine per cent of the group’s total revenue. Currently, the company’s assets in Vietnam are valued at VND55.75trn.

Vietnamese cement sector to reach 115Mta of capacity in 2020

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is expected to have 89 cement production lines and a total capacity of 115Mta in 2020, according to the Vietnam National Union of Building Workers. In 2019 two additional lines are scheduled to begin operations. Nam Dong will commission a 1.8Mta unit in Thua Thien-Hue province and Thanh Thang Cement is expected to start up its 2.3Mta third line in northern Ha Nam province. A further five facilities are expected to open with a combined capacity of 12.7Mta in 2020. This includes Min...

Vietnam producers target higher cement exports

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's cement industry is targeting exports of 25Mt in 2019, while domestic production is likely to top 70Mt, according to Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA) Chairman, Nguyen Quang Cung. Vietnam's cement sector has been expanding with much of the new capacity in the central part of the country as Tháhn Thang Group Cement JSC, Vissai Group, ThaiGroup Corp (formerly Xuân Thanh Group) and Long Son Co Ltd chase higher sales volumes. The export business has supported utilisation rates and t...

Cement production in Vietnam rises 12% in June

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam reportedly produced 8.3Mt of cement in June, an increase of 12.4 per cent YoY, according to data from the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO). Production for the first half of 2019 rose 7.4 per cent YoY to 47.6Mt.

Vietnamese cement dispatches fall in May

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam fell six per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 5.929Mt in May 2019, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2.014Mt were delivered by VICEM and 1.625Mt by its associated companies, representing YoY decreases of seven and 10 per cent, respectively and MoM declines of three and nine per cent, respectively. Other Vietnamese cement producers accounted for 2.29Mt of domestic dispatches. In addition, around 2.545Mt of cement and c...

Xuan Khiem Group seeks approval for new 2.3Mta plant

24 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Xuan Khiem Group is seeking approval from the prime minister to build a new 2.3Mta facility in Hoa Binh province at an investment of VND4.99trn (US$214.16m), according to Vietnam News. The Xuan Son project is scheduled to complete in 2020, with the plant expected to cover 38ha of land in Yen Thuy district. At the end of last year, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh to build the plant.

VICEM reports 5% rise in 1H sales

20 June 2019, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (VICEM), the country’s leading cement producer, is estimated to have sold 14.98Mt of cement and clinker in the first half of 2019, representing a five per cent YoY increase. The total includes 13.1Mt of cement, up 11.4 per cent YoY, and 1.87Mt of clinker, a 25 per cent YoY drop. In the 1H19 VICEM’s pretax profit is estimated to have surged 62.3 per cent YoY to VND1.66trn (US$71.2m) on a revenue of VND17.64trn, up 4.3 per cent YoY, according to Vie...

Vicem Hoang Mai to build 3Mta plant in Nghe An

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicem Hoang Mai Cement JSC plans to build a 3Mta cement plant in Vietnam’s central province of Nghe An. Covering 60ha in the Hoang Mai 2 Industrial Zone, the project represents an investment of VND6.67trn (US$286m) and is expected to create 500 local jobs. During a meeting in May, the chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Thai Thanh Quy, granted approval in principle for the investor to develop the plant, which is part of the development strategy for the cement industry to 2030,...

Cement prices rise in Vietnam

13 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Vietnam have reportedly begun to hike prices due to rising electricity prices at the peak time for construction, according to Vietnam News. SCG Vietnam has announced to its distributors that its cement prices would increase by VND29,700/t (US$1.27/t) including VAT, starting this Sunday. Vicem Hoàng Mai Cement also increased prices by VND30,000/t from the start of June. Nguyen Van Sua, vice chairman of the Vietnam Steel Association, has stated that the cost of power has...