Indonesia: exports offset slower domestic sales

Indonesia: exports offset slower domestic sales
Published: 22 January 2016


Cement industry statistics show that full-year 2015 consumption in Indonesia increased by 0.8 per cent YoY to 60.4Mt, while including exports, sales were up by 2.1 per cent to 61.448Mt.

While December 2015 showed a rise in Indonesian sales (+2 per cent including exports) the full-year figures are only modestly higher due to the poor sales in the earlier months of 2015. Exports (with a full-year increase of +209.9 per cent) offset relatively slow domestic sales.

The country's largest cement producer, Semen Indonesia, saw domestic sales up by +6.1 per cent in December but year-to-date growth was negative (-0.7 per cent). Exports for the year, however, were were up considerably by 144.8 per cent to 482,000t, all of which derived from group companies Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa.  Semen Indonesia's total sales in 2015 were up by 0.4 per cent to 26.45Mt.