Infrastructure pick up boosts Indonesia sales

Infrastructure pick up boosts Indonesia sales
Published: 16 November 2015

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Indonesia's cement sales climbed 10.7 per cent YoY to 6.4Mt in October 2015 as government-related infrastructure development has picked up in the second half of the year, according to the latest data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI).

Widodo Santoso, Chairman of the ASI, said various infrastructure projects – such as regional government projects as well as smelter and power plant construction – have started and are therefore boosting cement sales.  Cement sales only contracted on the island of Kalimantan during the month.

Bulk sales exceeded bagged in September and October, indicating that cement is being used for bigger projects.

Santoso expects to see total cement sales at 63Mt in full-year 2015, up five per cent from 60Mt in the preceding year.