Cement exports on the rise

VOV.VN - Local and export sales of cement and clinker hit 38.77 million metric tons during the first half of this year, up 12.4% against last year’s same period, meeting 51.01% of this year’s plan, according to latest statistics from the Ministry of Construction.

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Of the figure, domestic consumption rose 14.8% to 29.92 million metric tons.

This year’s consumption plan is within reach with 29.92 million metric tons out of 59-60 million metric tons set for this year consumed.

Despite a number of difficulties, cement and clinker exports increased slightly by 5% to 8.85 million metric tons in six month as a result of domestic businesses’ greater efforts to boost exports.

Cement exports in June alone were estimated at 1.5 million tons, up 17.2% higher than the same month a year earlier.

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