Vietnam: Vietnam’s August 2019 cement output has been estimated at 7.9Mt, up by 8.7% from August 2018. This would give an eight-month figure of 63.1Mt, up by 7.6% year-on-year. Data from government’s General Statistics Office placed the country’s 2018 output at 90.2Mt, a figure likely to be exceeded by early December 2019.
In the first half of 2019, Vietnam exported 31.3% of its cement, supplying 68% of China’s imports of cement and clinker over that period. Global Cement has previously reported that Vietnamese companies were seven of the top ten importers of cement to the Philippines from 2013 to 2018.