Vietnam Brick, Tile and Ashlar paving stone Comprehensive Report Q2/2019

Vietnam Brick, Tile and Ashlar paving stone Comprehensive Report Q2/2019

  • August 2019 •
  • 154 pages •
  • Report ID: 5804559 •
  • Format: PDF
VIETNAM BRICK, TILES AND ASHLAR PAVING STONE INDUSTRY

Currently, Vietnam’s brick, tile and paving stone industry accounts for a relatively low proportion in the structure of construction materials industry and is quite regional in nature. In Q1 / 2019, the clay and kaolin exploitation volume increased by 51% compared to the same period of 2018; the situation of illegal clay exploitation took place very complicated in many localities throughout the country such as Kon Tum, Ha Tinh, Tra Vinh
The natural stone exploitation volume in Q1/2019 is estimated to decrease by 35.1% compared to the same period of 2018 due to the situation that quarries with high exploitation output are expired and the Government is currently tightening new stone mining licenses from now until 2020.
In Q1 / 2019, the baked clay bricks production accounted for 70% of the total brick volume nationwide in 2018, decreased by 2% compared to 2017 due to the trend of shifting to using unburnt bricks, leading to the large inventory of burnt clay bricks, businesses with slow consumption should gradually reduce production.
The import turnover of bricks and tiles in Q1/2019 decreased by 15.3% compared to 2018 due to the low domestic demand but the relatively abundant supply. The tile exports in Q1/2019 were estimated to rise 10.4% over the same period in 2018. The US-China trade war is an opportunity for Vietnam to boost export of ceramic tiles to the US market.
The export turnover of paving stones in Q1/2019 was estimated to decrease by 33% compared to the same period in 2018, but Vietnam’s export turnover was still very low compared to production capacity due to the low domestic stone production quality. The import turnover of paving stones decreased slightly by 3.4% compared to 2018.