Cement sales in Indonesia declined by 0.3 per cent to 4.64Mta as heavy rains triggered extensive flooding, causing disruption to construction activity and distribution networks.
Cement sales in Java fell by two per cent to 2.5Mt, state-owned Semen Indonesia announced on its website, citing data from the Indonesian Cement Association. Sales in Sumatra, Indonesia's second-largest market, dropped by one per cent to 1.02Mt.
Semen Indonesia maintained its market share of 44 per cent. Its subsidiaries Semen Gresik, Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa told a total of 2.05Mt during January, up 0.2 per cent YoY.