Apart from the islands of Java and Sulawesi, cement consumption on all Indonesian island contracted. Java, where cement sales increased 5.3 percent to 2.8 million tons, accounts for about 55 percent of Indonesia's total cement consumption.

The World Bank also signals Indonesia's slowing economic growth and revised down its forecast for economic growth in 2013 to 5.9 percent from its original forecast of 6.2 percent.

     2010    2011    2012    2013
Cement Production   
in million tons
   37.8    52.0    60.6    65.0¹
Cement Consumption
in million tons
   40.8    48.0    55.0    61.0¹

¹ indicates a forecast
Source: Indonesian Cement Association