Construction material market remains stable
The local building material market saw stable and good growth in the first months of 2018, meeting the demand of consumers.
By the middle of the second quarter, about 29.83 million tonnes of cement and 105 million sq.m of construction glass were sold nationwide, up 13% and 9%, respectively, year-on-year.
The country produced 257 million sq.m of granite tile, 5.3 million construction ceramics products, and 2.45 billion non-baked bricks, representing respective annual increases of 9%, 10% and 11%.
At present, the Ministry of Construction is directing the research and completion of a plan on exploration, exploitation and use of minerals for construction material production by 2025, with a vision towards 2035, to submit for the Prime Minister’s approval later this quarter.
The ministry will continue implementing Decision No. 452/QD-TTg issued by the Prime Minister on April 12, 2017 approving the proposal to boost treatment and use of ash, slag and gypsum discharged from thermal power plants, chemical and fertilizer plants for production of building materials and for use in construction projects.