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Vietnam October output rises YoY

29 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 5.2Mt of cement in October, up 11 per cent from the month before and 13 per cent YoY, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said. The GSO also revised down the cement output in September to 4.7Mt from an earlier estimate of 5.2Mt. In the first 10 months of this year, companies in Vietnam are estimated to produce 46.4Mt of cement, up five per cent from a year earlier. The country’s cement sales are expected to rise by 4-5 YoY to 56Mt and 57Mt in 2013, including 48-49M...

Vietnam expects price stability

18 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance's Pricing Management Department expects cement prices to remain stable this month following September’s increase, local press reported. Some companies operating under the country’s largest cement producer, Vicem, raised prices by 5-9 per cent a month ago to VND1.3m-1.5m/t (US$61-71) in the north and VND1.6m-VND1.8m in the south. Vicem chairman attributed the hikes to higher production costs due to higher electricity prices. Cam Pha Cement Company, for exampl...

Vietnam producer to delist from Hanoi Stock Exchange

16 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Vinaconex Xuan Mai Concrete & Construction's shareholders have approved a plan to de-list nearly 20m shares from the Hanoi Stock Exchange. To facilitate the plan, Khai Hung Company, a major shareholder of XMC, will buy the shares from other shareholders at not below VND5,600, the floor price of XMC shares on 11 October 2013. Earlier, Khai Hung bought a 51 per cent stake, or 10.2 million shares, of XMC from Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock Corporation (Vinaconex). T...

Vicem Hoang Mai Cement expects to return to pretax profit, Vietnam

14 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Vicem Hoang Mai Cement JSC expects to post a pretax profit of in the third quarter after an audited loss in the first six months, but is unlikely to hit its full-year target. The company’s third quarter pretax profit is expected to reach VND20bn (US$947,800) following a loss of VND23.78bn in the first half, the Dau Tu Chung Khoan magazine cited an official of the firm as saying. However, even with this quarterly advance the company is unlikely to hit its full-year profit target of VND90bn...

Vicem sales rise 9.5% in first nine months

11 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) reported a 9.5 per cent YoY rise in sales for the first nine months of 2013 to 15.84Mt, meeting 72.3 per cent of its full-year target. Of the total, 14.35Mt of sales were destined for the domestic market, a rise of 6.2 per cent YoY (comprising 11.61Mt of cement and 2.74Mt of clinker). Meanwhile, 1.49Mt of cement and clinker were exported, representing a strong advance of 57.8 per cent on the same period of the year before. The corporation pro...

Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen acquires stake in Vinaconex Xuan Mai Concrete & Construction

11 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Retail investor Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen has acquired 1.93 million shares, or a 9.67 per cent stake, of Vinaconex Xuan Mai Concrete & Construction JSC. Last month, Khai Hung Company also bought a 51 per cent stake of the cement producer from Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock Corporation (VCG), or Vinaconex.

Vietnam sees double-digit rise in 9M13 sales

10 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 44.4Mt of cement in the first nine months of this year, representing an increase of 12 per cent YoY, the Building Materials Department under the Ministry of Construction has said. The total amount sold also included 10Mt of cement and clinker exports. At present, the industry has around 2.6Mt of unsold products, mainly clinker, including 1.2Mta of cement and clinker from the Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem). The department also said it expects the retail price of ceme...

Vietnam to launch three more plants by year-end

02 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Vietnam will bring three more plants into production later this year (X18, Quang Phuc and Dong Lam), according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). This will take the sector’s total capacity to the 70Mta mark and exacerbate the existing market glut. Cement consumption is forecast to reach 45-46Mt in 2013 and as a result, the new plants will increase the surplus output to 24-25Mt.   The Vietnamese cement industry is facing a challenging time as local producers h...

Vietnam monthly output up 13% MoM

01 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Vietnam increased their output 13 per cent MoM and 17.6 per cent YoY to 5.2Mta in September, according to the country’s General Statistics Office (GSO). The GSO also revised down the national output figure for August to 4.6Mt from an earlier estimate of 4.9Mt. In the first nine months of 2013, Vietnamese cement makers are estimated to have produced 41.8Mt, up 5.5 per cent YoY. Cement sales are expected to rise by 4-5 per cent to 56-57Mt in 2013, including 48-49Mt...

Vietnam producers increase prices

24 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam producers have increased cement prices by VND100,000/t (US$4.71) to help mitigate higher input costs despite domestic demand remaining subdued. The increase is due to the rising cost of inputs such as petroleum, coal and power. The average selling price is now VND1.28m. Prices in the north range between VND1.28m-1.66m/t while in the north they are VND1.36-1.74m/t.  Producers have also reduced their discount to agencies by VND20,000/t, the price management department under Vietn...