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Taiwan Cement still sixth largest supplier in China

Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan Cement Corp (台灣水泥), one of the nation’s top cement manufacturers, remained China’s sixth-biggest cement supplier by capacity last year, according to data released by China Cement Net yesterday.

China Cement Net, a Chinese e-commerce site for cement suppliers, said Taiwan Cement had production capacity of 55.27 metric tonnes in China last year, up 2.06 percent from a year earlier when it also ranked sixth.

Another Taiwanese cement maker, Asia Cement Corp (亞洲水泥), was the 12th-largest cement supplier in China, up one notch from a year earlier, after the company increased its production capacity by 9.91 percent year-on-year to 23.72 million tonnes.

The Goldsun Group (國產實業集團), a Taiwan-based conglomerate, took 62nd place in the rankings, with production capacity of 3.1 million tonnes of cement in China last year, according to China Cement Net.

The China National Building Material Group (中國建築材料集團) topped the rankings for last year with production capacity of 298 million tonnes, up 2.56 percent from a year earlier, the data showed.

Anhui Conch Cement Co (安徽海螺水泥股份) ranked second with production capacity growing 3.38 percent from a year earlier to 156 million tonnes, according to the Web site’s figures.

Taiwanese cement manufacturers benefited from solid domestic demand in China in the fourth quarter, a traditional peak season, and strong demand is expected to continue into this month until the Lunar New Year holiday starts at the end of the month, analysts said.

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