With a production capacity of more than 80m tonnes and an exportable surplus of around 30m tonnes per annum, Vietnam has prioritised exports in recent years. The industry is a regular supplier across South-east Asia and even further afield. The country continues to set ambitious export targets in today’s ultra-competitive global markets and Vietnam is the fifth largest cement exporter in the world.
Domestically, 2015 is reported to have seen a 10% year-on-year increase in market demand, according to figures released by VICEM. This occurs as a result of increased spending on housing and government projects driving demand following austerity measures in recent years.
Geographically at the heart of South-east Asia, Vietnam is also the perfect location to look at a number of key markets that impact regional and global cement markets.
The slowdown in China and the possible influences this might have in creating an exportable surplus continues to be a point of discussion and debate across the industry. Key South-east Asian markets including Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Malaysia have seen the industry landscape changing as new capacity has come on line.
INTERCEM Asia in Hanoi will bring together leading experts from across the region to update delegates on all of the latest developments, providing insight and analysis on the key markets and topics that affect your business. From issues surrounding transportation, port upgrades, handling to changing environmental regulations that continue to affect cement supply and production, INTERCEM will provide you with comprehensive coverage of the cement industry in Asia.