Domestic cement consumption up, export rises sharply


HÀ NỘI — The country’s cement consumption in the first four months of the year posted a year-on-year increase of 13 per cent to reach 29.83 million tonnes.

These statistics were revealed by the Department of Building Material under the Ministry of Construction.

In April alone, cement consumption in the country reached 8.77 million tonnes, increasing by 10 per cent compared to the same period last year and meeting 25 per cent of the annual target.

Remarkably, cement consumption in the domestic market has grown again.

In April, cement sold in the domestic market rose by five per cent over the corresponding period last year to 6.32 million tonnes. The country exported 2.45 million tonnes of cement in April, a year-on-year increase of 30 per cent.

Cement exports in the first four months of the year reached 9.98 million tonnes, representing a year-on-year increase of 29 per cent.

Source: VNS

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