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Outlook improving for Indonesia cement demand, clinker exports robust

25 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia amounted to 65.501Mt in 2023. This is an increase of 3.4 per cent YoY compared to the 63.346Mt reported in 2022. Regional sales were a mixed bag, with over a third recording sale contractions. Java, the country’s largest market, saw sales rise a modest 0.3 per cent YoY to 33.56Mt, while sales in the capital Jakarta rose 5.5 per cent YoY to 2.714Mt. Sales volumes were largest in Jabar, coming in at 10.695Mt, though this was down 1.3 per cent YoY from 2022. Sales a...

PT Semen Jawa increases AF use

22 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Indonesia-based  PT Semen Jawa , part of the Siam Cement Group , has significantly increased its use of industrial waste as fuel and alternative raw materials, setting a new standard in the industry. According to the company, it uses 5000t of alternative fuel each months, making up 19.5 per cent its total fuel consumption. This forms part of Siam Cement Group’s ongoing adoption of alternative fuel and alternative raw materials to help support Indonesia’s climate goals, aiming to reduce g...

Refratechnik Asia joins WCA

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Refratechnik Asia has become an associate corporate member of the World Cement Association (WCA). Refratechnik Asia supplies high-quality refractory materials to the cement and lime industries in China, southeast Asia and Oceania. Operating across five sites and plants in China and Hong Kong, the firm manufactures approximately 120,000tpa of refractory materials. With more than 3000 cement kilns worldwide equipped with Refratechnik products, totalling 350,000tpa of material, the Refrat...

PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia reports uptick in YoY sales

14 March 2024, Published under Cement News

PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia Tbk has posted net sales of IDR12,371bn (US$798m) in 2023, marginally up from the IDR12,262bn seen in the previous year. Net income in 2023 came in at IDR894,645m, also marking an advance YoY compared to IDR839,276m in 2022. Basic earnings per share from continuing operations over the same timeframe improved from IDR93 in 2022 to IDR99 in 2023.

Key election year for leading cement nations

12 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The year 2024 is going to be a significant election year for the world, with several of the largest cement consuming nations going to the polls. This week, we look over the key markets of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, the United States and Mexico, and assess the geopolitical risk on cement demand in these nations. Bangladesh boom Last Sunday, Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, won a fourth straight term, giving her another five years in power. While controversial, Ms...

Borneo cement shortage threatens construction projects

14 November 2023, Published under Cement News

A shortage of cement in Sabah, Borneo, is having a significant impact on the state's construction industry, particularly in the towns of Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau in the east coast. According to The Borneo Post, the shortage is in danger of causing all construction activity to grind to a halt.  Henry Tsen, president of the Sabah Builders Association (SBA), has expressed concern for the country’s construction companies. “They were badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic over the pa...

Indonesia’s increased 9M23 demand sees positive results for key producers

03 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement consumption increased 4.4 per cent YoY and 2.7 per cent MoM to 6.12Mt in October 2023, as infrastructure projects in Sumatra were completed and work progressed on the Indonesian National Capital (IKN) project in Kalimantan, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). In the first nine months of 2023, demand reached 45.3Mt. PT Semen Indonesia Tbk and Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk increased their market shares to 52.2 and 27.7 per cent, respectively. Semen...

Heidelberg Materials acquires PT Semen Grobogan plant

18 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials , via its subsidiary Indocement , has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in PT Semen Grobogan ’s integrated cement plant located in Central Java, Indonesia. The plant started commercial production in 2022. With this investment, Heidelberg Materials further strengthens its footprint in Indonesia, one of the company’s core markets in Asia-Pacific. The Semen Grobogan cement plant has a capacity of 1.8Mta of clinker and 2.5Mta of cement with lime...

Institut Semen dan Beton Indonesia becomes an Affiliate Member of WCA

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced it is welcoming the Jakarta-based engineering specialist and industrial research consultancy firm, Institut Semen dan Beton Indonesia (ISBI) , as an Affiliate Member.   Institut Semen dan Beton Indonesia, also known as the Indonesian Cement and Concrete Institute, has provided engineering training and consulting within the cement industry as well as the nickel, steel, power generation and mining sectors, for over 20 years. ISBI’...

Indonesian cement market contracts 5% in 1H23

24 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia totalled 28.052Mt in the first six months of 2023, down 4.8 per cent from 29.417Mt in the 6M22. Java, the country’s largest market, saw sales decline by 6.8 per cent YoY to 14.571Mt as sales in Jateng fell by 17.1 per cent. In Sumatra, sales decreased by 3.4 per cent to 6.094Mt in the 6M23 from 6.307Mt in the year-ago period. The 21.2 per cent sales increase in Riau, 6.1 per cent increase in Jambi and 2.2 per cent uptick in Sumut were unable to offset decreased ...