Cement consumption reaches 80 million tonnes in 2017


The country’s cement sector saw a successful year in 2017 as its consumption reached 80 million, up 6 per cent from last year.

This figure was recorded by the Department of Construction Material under the Ministry of Construction.

The department said the local cement consumption this year was some 62 million, increasing 3 per cent from last year. The cement export volume was 18 million tonnes, representing a 20 per cent year-on-year hike and surpassing 20 per cent of the set target.

Viet Nam now has 82 cement production lines, with a total capacity of around 100 million tonnes.

In 2017, the country’s cement output reached 83-85 million tonnes, up 4 to 6 per cent from the previous year.

The ministry said the economy this year saw development, with many construction projects, especially in terms of property, transport and infrastructure. However, the local cement consumption had slightly increased due to prolonged rains and storms nationwide.

Meanwhile, the cement and clinker exports surged to 18 million tonnes this year, surpassing one million tonnes of the set target.

Source: Vietnam.net / VNS

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