Indonesia’s demand down 13 per cent

Indonesia’s demand down 13 per cent
Published: 13 March 2008

Indonesia’s nationwide cement consumption in February dropped 13 per cent to 2.7Mt from January but was 18 per cent higher than a year earlier, an official said Wednesday.  
In January, domestic cement consumption reached 3.09Mt.  
"Consumption in February is seasonally lower partly due to the fewer number of working days," Indonesian Cement producers Association (ASI) Chairman Urip Timuryono told Thomson Financial.  
He said flooding in some areas of the country during the month had also affected consumption.  
Timuryono said cement consumption has traditionally picked up in March but he is uncertain if that will happen this year.