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Semen Indonesia eyes expanding export volume in 2020

24 June 2020, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk remains optimistic that the cement market will improve and to boost its volumes, it will target export markets in 2020. "The addition of capacity allows us to open new markets in the region, with a target of more than 2019," said Semen Indonesia Director of Marketing and Supply Chain, Adi Munandir, during the annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) in Jakarta on 19 June. Launching last year's sales report, Semen Indonesia booked an export volume of 3.66Mt, up 1...

PT Semen Indonesia to pay IDR239bn dividend

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR) will pay a dividend of IDR239bn (US$16.9m) or 10 per cent of SMGR's net profit in 2019 which reached IDR2.39trn, down 22.3 per cent YoY. Per share, the dividend amounts to IDR9500, representing a yield of 0.42 per cent. "The remaining 90 per cent will be used for other reserves," explained the company’s Director of Marketing and Supply Chain, Adi Munandir, during the annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) in Jakarta on 19 June. Mr Munandir added that th...

Indonesian export shipments surge 41% in May

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker exports from Indonesia advanced 41 per cent YoY in May to reach 625,650t, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). In May 2019 cement and clinker exports stood at 443,773t. Clinker exports were up 43.1 per cent YoY to 565,542t while cement exports increased 23.5 per cent YoY to 60,109t. In the first five months of 2020, clinker and cement exports expanded by three per cent YoY to 2.6Mt from 2.524Mt in the 5M19. The increase was driven by a 13.8 per cent rise...

Indonesian cement market contracts 38% in May

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Indonesia declined 38.3 per cent in May 2020 to 3,207,114t, according to the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI). In May 2019 domestic consumption reached 5,195,380t. The largest decrease was noted in the country’s largest market, Java, where demand fell 46.5 per cent from 3,025,312t in May 2019 to 1,619,822t in May 2020. Sumatra, the second-largest market, contracted by 29.4 per cent to 717,308t from 1,016,546t in May 2019. Offtake in Sulawesi fell 28.5 per cent to 279...

Semen Indonesia Group sees 37% fall in May sales

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia Group (SIG) reported a 36.7 per cent drop in sales to 2,114,125t in May 2020 when compared with 3,338,768t in May 2019. Of this total Semen Indonesia, including SBI, saw sales decline by 38.5 per cent YoY to 1,936,752t (May 2019: 3,149,339t). The company’s domestic deliveries fell by 42.6 per cent YoY to 1,581,892t while exports were down 10.3 per cent to 354,860t when compared with May 2019. In addition, Thang Long Cement Co (TLCC) posted a 6.4 per cent drop in sales to ...

Southeast Asia’s capacity conundrum

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Southeast Asia’s vibrant cement industry faces a serious but not insurmountable challenge from the current COVID-19 pandemic. In the long-run, structural overcapacity will be the key force of change, as it exerts pressure on business models, forces consolidation and calls time on new capacity. Figure 1: ASEAN GDP growth rates, 2019A-2021F Southeast Asia, which in this article relates primarily to the 10 nations making up the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) includ...

Indonesian cement market contracts 6% in April

15 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia fell by 6.3 per cent YoY in April 2020 to 4.514Mt from 4.816Mt In April 2019, according to data published by the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). Java, the country’s largest market, saw sales decline by 11. 3 per cent YoY to 2.412Mt from 2.718Mt in April 2019 while Sumatra was unable to offset the drop despite a 7.4 per cent uptick in volumes to 1.077Mt from 1.003Mt in April 2019. Sulawesi volumes edged up by 0.8 per cent to 0.394Mt, on Kalimantan consu...

Semen Indonesia Group sales edge up in April

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia Group (SIG) reported total sales in April 2020 of 3,060,256t, up 0.5 per cent when compared with April 2019, when the group achieved sales of 3,046,007t. Semen Indonesia (including SBI) saw sales advance in April 2020 by 0.7 per cent YoY to 2,860,091t from 2,841,406t. While domestic offtake slipped by 3.9 per cent from 2,516,121t in April 2019 to 2,419,221t one year later, export sales surged by 35.5 per cent YoY to 440,869t (April 2019: 325,285t). Thang Long Cement Co ...

Indonesian clinker exports up but cement exports contract

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement producers have seen a 4.7 per cent uptick in clinker exports to 568,819t in April 2020 when compared with clinker export sales of 543,441t reported in April 2019, according to the country’s cement association, ASI. However, cement exports plummeted to 19,300t in April 2020, representing an 83.2 per cent drop when compared with April 2019, when 115,052t of cement was exported from Indonesia. As a result, total cement and clinker exports in April 2020 were down by 10.7 ...

Taiheiyo Cement Corp signs MoU with Solusi Bangun Indonesia

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR), together with its affiliate PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia Tbk (SMCB), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taiheiyo Cement Corp (TCC) on 21 April 2020. The initial agreement is to carry out investment and strategic cooperation between the parties. It includes an investment plan by TCC in SMCB, an agreement on exports to TCC and a partnership plan with TCC. The investment referred to in the MoU is related to the TCC's plan to make an investment in SMCB ...