Vicem’s cement and clinker sales rose by 10% in May 2015

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Vietnam: Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) said that its cement and clinker sales in May 2015 grew by 10% year-on-year to 2.01Mt. Of the volume, 1.84Mt of cement and clinker were sold to the domestic market while 162,000t were exported.

In the first five months of 2015, Vicem's cement and clinker sales fell by 1.4% year-on-year to 9.08Mt. Of this, 8.0Mt was sold to the domestic market, up by 6.2% year-on-year, while 1.06Mt was exported, down by 34% year-on-year. Vicem produced 6.97Mt of clinker and 7.61Mt of cement in the first five months of 2015, rising by 5.1% and 4.1% year-on-year respectively. Of this, 1.47Mt of clinker and 1.82Mt of cement was produced in May 2015.

Vicem plans to produce 1.52Mt of clinker and 1.58Mt of cement and aims to sell 1.73Mt of cement and clinker in June 2015.