Indonesia reported cement sales growth of 15 per cent in January 2013 on the back of a boom in property development and infrastructure projects.
Cement sales increased to 4.65Mt for the first month of the year, according to the country’s leading cement producer Semen Indonesia citing data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). The January sales rise also follows 15 per cent growth recorded in December.
In terms of regional dispatches, sales to the main island of Java rose 19.4 per cent to 2.6Mt. East and West Nusa Tenggara rose 35 per cent to 270,774t, while on the Papua and Maluku islands it rose 15.4 per cent to 109,321t.
Last year, total cement sales increased by 14 per cent to 55Mt in 2012 from a year earlier.