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  • Cement Industry: Semen Indonesia Acquires Holcim Indonesia

    Cement Industry: Semen Indonesia Acquires Holcim Indonesia

    Semen Indonesia, the country's largest cement manufacturer, announced that it has signed a conditional sales & purchase agreement with LafargeHolcim Ltd to acquire a 80.6 percent stake in Holcim Indonesia, the third-biggest cement manufacturer in Indonesia. This USD $917 million deal not only rocks Indonesia's cement industry, but also makes Semen Indonesia's role in the domestic cement industry even more dominant, while also turning the company into one of the world's largest cement manufacturers.

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  • Impressive Growth of Indonesia's Cement & Clinker Exports

    Impressive Growth of Indonesia's Cement & Clinker Exports

    Robustly rising exports of cement and clinker so far in 2018 are a glimmer of light on the horizon for Indonesian cement manufacturers. Domestic conditions in Indonesia's cement industry remain less rosy as a massive inflow of investment in cement production facilities in recent years has given rise to a major cement supply glut.

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  • Cement Sales in Indonesia Rather Flat in First Half 2018

    Cement Sales in Indonesia Rather Flat in First Half 2018

    Indonesian cement manufacturers remain optimistic that domestic cement consumption in Indonesia will rise more markedly in the second half of the year. In the first half of the year national cement sales rose 3.48 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 30.0 million tons.

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  • Indonesia's Cement Production Capacity to Exceed Demand until 2031?

    Indonesia's Cement Production Capacity to Exceed Demand until 2031?

    The wide gap between total national installed cement production capacity and total domestic cement demand will continue to put pressure on Indonesia's cement industry in the foreseeable future. While all local cement manufacturers together are now able to produce a total of 108 million tons of cement per year, domestic cement demand in Indonesia is only expected to reach 68-70 million tons in 2018. Hence, there exists a major oversupply of cement; an oversupply that puts pressure on cement companies' corporate earnings.

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  • Solid Growth of Cement Sales in Indonesia in Q1-2018, Exports Soar

    Solid Growth of Cement Sales in Indonesia in Q1-2018

    Cement sales in Indonesia rose 6.6 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 15.7 million tons in the first quarter of 2018. While the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) initially expected cement consumption to be flat in March, consumption actually rose 3.4 percent (y/y) to 5.21 million tons in the third month of the year, hence pushing the overall Q1 figure to 15.7 million tons. A country's cement sales are a good indicator to measure its property and infrastructure development.

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  • Indocement Opens New Cement Terminal & Aims for Low-End Market

    Indocement Opens New Cement Terminal & Aims for Low-End Market

    Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, the second-largest cement manufacturer in Indonesia, has high hopes for its second brand in the low-end cement market of Indonesia. Considering the challenging environment for the nation's cement companies - most notable the fierce competition and significant supply glut - Indocement is using another strategy in order to gain its market share.

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  • Cement Sales Update Indonesia: Solid Growth in February 2018

    Cement Sales Update Indonesia: Solid Growth in February 2018

    Domestic cement consumption in Indonesia rose 5.2 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 4.79 million tons in February 2018, supported by significantly rising cement demand on the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan. Widodo Santoso, Chairman of the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI), said most provinces on Sumatra showed rising appetite for cement last month with the exception of West Sumatra and Bengkulu.

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  • Semen Indonesia: Rising Cement Sales, Sliding Market Share

    Semen Indonesia: Rising Cement Sales, Sliding Market Share

    Indonesia's largest cement producer Semen Indonesia sold 28.96 million tons of cement in full-year 2017, up 10.2 percent year-on-year (y/y) from sales in the preceding year. Domestic cement sales of Semen Indonesia reached 27.09 million tons in 2017, up 5.5 percent (y/y). This is slightly below the nation's average: in full-year 2017 total cement sales in Indonesia rose 7.6 percent (y/y) to 66.4 million tons.

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  • Indocement to Complete its Palembang Cement Terminal Project Soon

    Indocement to Complete its Palembang Cement Terminal Project Soon

    Indonesia's second-biggest cement producer Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa will start operating its new cement terminal in Palembang (South Sumatra) in the first quarter of 2018. This terminal will strengthen the company's sales of bulk cement on the island of Sumatra, the second-largest cement consumer in Indonesia.

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  • Indonesia's Domestic Cement Sales Increased 7.6% in 2017

    Indonesia's Domestic Cement Sales Increased 7.8% in 2017

    The Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) said cement sales in Indonesia grew by 7.6 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 66.4 million tons in full-year 2017. Widodo Santoso, Chairman of ASI, said cement sales rose in all regions across the country with the exception of Kalimantan and Sulawesi. As usual, the biggest cement consumer in 2017 was Java. This island accounted for 57 percent of total cement consumption in Indonesia in 2017, followed by Sumatra with 21 percent.

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  • Cement Industry Update Indonesia: Rising Sales in January 2018

    Cement Industry Update Indonesia: Rising Sales in January 2018

    Cement sales were good in January 2018 for Indonesian cement manufacturers, growth that is attributed to rising cement demand on the back of the government-led infrastructure development program, particularly the construction of toll roads. Indonesia's cement consumption rose 9.9 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 5.68 million tons in January 2018.

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  • Cost Efficiency High on the Agenda of Indonesia's Cement Producers

    Cost Efficiency High on the Agenda of Indonesia's Cement Producers

    Over the past five years Indonesia's annual cement production capacity surged to above 100 million tons, while domestic cement consumption has difficulty to reach beyond 65 million tons (and Indonesia exports relatively few cement). The subsequent oversupply condition puts significant pressure on cement prices. So, what are the strategies of Indonesian cement producers in 2018?

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  • What about Indonesia's Cement Market & Export Competitiveness

    What about Indonesia's Cement Market & Export Competitiveness

    Cement consumption in Indonesia grew 5.7 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 41.1 million tons in the January-August 2017 period (compared to the same period one year earlier). This can be labelled a rebound compared to bleak growth of 1.8 percent (y/y) and 1.6 percent (y/y) in 2015 and 2016, respectively. This year Indonesian cement demand could in fact reach 64 million tons.

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  • Cement Industry Indonesia: Export Focus Boosts Sales

    Cement Industry Indonesia: Export Focus Boosts Sales

    While domestic cement demand remains bleak, Indonesia's cement producers managed to raise their level of production capacity utilization due to a surge in exports. However, export growth will only slightly improve the structural oversupply situation in Indonesia's cement market. With installed annual production capacity estimated at 103.8 million tons of cement, nearly 40 million tons of capacity remains unused.

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  • Case Study Investment Climate & Legal Certainty: Semen Indonesia

    Case Study Investment Climate & Legal Certainty: Semen Indonesia

    Although the Indonesian government has been eager to improve the nation's investment climate in a bid to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) and thus boost economic growth of Indonesia, it is widely known that conditions in Indonesia's investment climate remain somewhat troublesome, reflected by the nation's mediocre ranking in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business index 2017. Here it ranks 91 out of 190 countries across the globe.

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  • Fierce Battle for Market Share in Indonesia's Cement Sector

    Fierce Battle for Market Share in Indonesia's Cement Sector

    For Indonesian cement producers it is vital to maintain their market share amid ongoing difficult times. With Indonesia's total installed annual cement production capacity now being around 100 million tons, while domestic demand is only expected to reach 65 million in 2017, cement players are facing weak prices amid a big oversupply, while foreign demand for Indonesian cement is yet to grow. Meanwhile, due to the arrival of various new cement players in Indonesia in recent years, competition for market share has become increasingly fierce.

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  • Cement Sales Indonesia Rise Slightly in 2016, Exports Surge

    Cement Sales Indonesia Rise Slightly in 2016, Exports Surge

    Cement sales in Indonesia weakened 5.4 percent month-on-month (m/m) - or 5.3 percent on an annual basis - to 5.7 million tons in November 2016. However, in the first 11 months of 2016 Indonesian cement sales reached a total of 56.5 million tons, up 2.8 percent (y/y) from domestic cement sales in the same period one year earlier. This modest growth is supported by government-led infrastructure development as well as smelter and power plant development. The housing market, however, remained flat. Also intense rainfall managed to curtail the progress of projects. Below, a snapshot of our latest report.

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  • Cement Sales Indonesia Down, Semen Indonesia Loses Rembang Case

    Cement Sales Indonesia Down, Semen Indonesia Loses Rembang Case

    Cement sales in Indonesia - a key indicator to measure the state of infrastructure and property development - declined 3.3 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 5.64 million tons in September 2016. This decline was attributed to fewer cement demand from the property sector (housing and apartments). Meanwhile, shares of state-controlled cement maker Semen Indonesia fell 2.91 percent on Tuesday (11/10) after Jakarta's Supreme Court revoked the environmental permit for the company's USD $320 million cement plant in Rembang (Central Java).

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  • Cement Industry of Indonesia: Sharp Growth of Cement Exports

    Cement Industry of Indonesia: Sharp Growth of Cement Exports

    Indonesia's cement exports are targeted to reach 1.5 million tons in 2016, up 50 percent (y/y) from the realization of approximately 1 million tons in the preceding year. Up to the end of July 2016 Indonesian cement exports had already risen by 63 percent (y/y) this year. Although coming from a low base, rapidly increasing cement exports are highly welcome to offset the nation's rising cement oversupply. Due to the arrival of new cement producers and production expansion of existing cement players, while domestic cement consumption remains bleak, there occurred a big oversupply.

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