Indonesia’s nine cement producers sold 7.343Mt of cement and clinker for export in 2003. Clinker exports reached 4.27Mt while cement exports amounted to 3.073Mt. Bangladesh customers bought 1.90Mt of clinker while Malaysian customers 0.64Mt and Singapore grinders took 0.32Mt. Vietnam buyers taking just 0.22Mt.
In terms of cement exports, Nigeria bought 1.14Mt and then Singapore came second with 0.40Mt of deliveries followed by some 0.33Mt to other unspecified African countries. Madagascar bought 0.24Mt while independent buyers in the Benelux region purchased 0.20Mt of cement.
Indonesia’s largest exporter in 2003 remains Indocement which sold over 2.61Mt of cement and clinker (of which 1.5Mt was clinker) followed by Padang Cement which achieved export sales totalling 1.04Mt, predominantly bulk cement to customers in Nigeria and Benelux.