This year there are a total of five newcomers in the cement sector of Indonesia: (1) Anhui Conch (the local unit of China's cement giant Anhui Conch Cement Company) with its cement plant in South Kalimantan (able to produce 1.55 million tons of cement per year), (2) Pan Asia with its Semen Bima brand produced in the company's plant in Central Java (with an annual cement production capacity of 2 million tons), (3) Siam Cement - unit of Thailand's largest cement producer - with its cement plant in Sukabumi (West Java) that has an installed production capacity of 1.9 million tons of cement per year, (4) Cemindo Gemilang with its plant in Banten (West Java) that has an annual production capacity of 4 million tons, and (5) Jui Shin Indonesia with its plant in Karawang (West Java) that has an annual production capacity of 2 million tons (its brand is called Semen Garuda).

Cement Sales of Indonesia's Top Cement Producers:

Company     April 2016
(in million tons)
Semen Indonesia          1.97  +5.2%
Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa          1.20 -14.4%
Holcim Indonesia          0.57 -11.5%
Semen Baturaja          0.10  -4.0%

Source: Investor Daily

Widodo Santoso, General Chairman of the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), previously stated that government-led infrastructure development is yet to give rise to significantly higher domestic cement demand. He added that rainfall could be a factor that has hampered development of property and infrastructure projects in April.

Indonesian Cement Sales 2008-2016:

Year Cement Sales
2016¹     63 million  +3.3%
2015     61 million  +1.8%
2014     60 million  +3.3%
2013     58 million  +5.6%
2012     55 million +14.6%
2011     48 million +20.0%
2010     40 million  +4.2%
2009    38.4 million  +1.1%
2008     38 million      -

¹ ASI forecast
Source: Indonesian Cement Association (ASI)