Minerals and Building Materials Association open data Thai gypsum exporters are in hot water after Oman invaded the market, increasing their exports to compete for customers in Asian countries. Urges the government sector to urgently help, offering to reduce export royalties. Improve the rules for requesting concession certificates to be faster. Mineral production is permitted in the ALRO area.
Prof. Dr. Lalit Johri, Advisor to the Minerals and Construction Materials Association Revealed that from following the latest situation in the marketing of gypsum ore exports by Thai entrepreneurs Interesting information found is that gypsum mineral entrepreneurs from Oman are competing for a very high proportion of the market in East Asian countries. In the past 5 years, it was found that the markets of Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, respectively, Oman were able to export gypsum ore the most. In 2022, the gypsum ore export figure was 9.5 million tons. In 2023, it is expected that the gypsum ore export figure will reach. 10 million tons, which grew by 23%. The main reason is 1. Demand for gypsum minerals in the world market is increasing. To be used as a raw material for the production of gypsum boards and cement in the construction industry. which has greatly expanded 2. Gypsum mineral exporters from Thailand, which used to be the largest exporter of gypsum minerals in the world market But the Thai government has restricted exports so that it can be used as a raw material within the country. 3. Oman’s gypsum mineral resources are one of the largest, making Oman capable of exporting large quantities of gypsum minerals. Oman sends 48% of its total gypsum exports to India. and exports gypsum ore to Bangladesh, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), respectively.
Dr. Lalit also said that Oman’s status as a country will have higher export numbers in the future because Oman’s government policy encourages foreign investors to invest in gypsum production in the country for export and use raw materials to develop the gypsum board production industry. Board and cement For domestic use and export, in 2017, the Oman government approved a mining project in Shaleem State, emphasizing investment in a gypsum mine, which will produce 4 million tons per year and will be completed in 2027. In Yanqul State, a Chinese company has developed a gypsum mine. Annual production of 2 million tons in 2025, however The distance from the two aforementioned gypsum mines to the shipping port is quite far. It is considered that there is no advantage in production costs in exporting gypsum ore. Therefore, production and transportation costs must be assessed. whether it will be able to compete in exporting gypsum minerals in the world market or not; that will have a negative impact on Thai mineral entrepreneurs which Thai mineral entrepreneurs saw that Two new gypsum fields have relatively far transportation distances from the port.
“The government sector should have a policy to support Thai gypsum mineral entrepreneurs to increase market share. and will be able to maintain its share of the Thai gypsum mineral market, for example by not increasing the export royalty or reducing the royalty. Improving the rules and regulations for applying for licenses and concessions to be faster. Permission to produce various types of minerals in the area of the Office of the Basic Education Commission in order to have more gypsum mineral resources. This will increase government revenue from royalties, taxes, and increase employment in rural areas. and there should be measures to help in other areas to gypsum mineral entrepreneurs as well,” said the advisor to the Minerals and Construction Materials Association.
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