Cement prices decline in first half
HA NOI — The price of cement dropped to VND100,000 per tonne in the first six months of this year due to high stockpiles and low demand, according to the Viet Nam Cement Association.
During the period, cement production reached about 24.3 million tonnes, a 10 per cent decrease from the same period a year earlier, and domestic consumption fell 10 per cent to 23.6 million tonnes.
Cement businesses have actively sought export markets for clinker and cement. They exported about 3 million tonnes of clinker and 700,000 tonnes of cement in the first half.-VNS