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  • Better Times Ahead for Indonesian Steel Producer Krakatau Steel?

    Better Times Ahead for Indonesian Steel Producer Krakatau Steel?

    State-controlled steel manufacturing company Krakatau Steel is optimistic that it will post net profit in 2018 after continuously being plagued by net losses since 2011. Tambok Setyawati, Finance Director at Krakatau Steel, said the company targets USD $24 million in net profit for 2018. This optimistic view is supported by its significantly declining net loss in 2017.

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  • Investment in Indonesia: Great Opportunities for Steel Producers

    Investment in Indonesia: Great Opportunities for Steel Producers

    The Indonesian Iron & Steel Industry Association (IISIA) says Indonesia is in big need of investment in the steel industry in order to expand the nation's steel production capacity. In the years ahead, steel demand is expected to rise strongly in Indonesia on the back of construction and infrastructure projects. Without investment, Indonesia will become increasingly dependent on steel imports.

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  • High Steel Price May Disturb Indonesia's Construction Projects

    High Steel Price May Disturb Indonesia's Constuction Projects

    Steel manufacturers are concerned that the recent surge in steel prices may disrupt domestic infrastructure development projects. Purwono Widodo, Director International Relations at the Indonesian Iron & Steel Industry Association (IISIA), said the price of steel - particularly hot rolled coil - has continued to increase, especially in the last two months.

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  • Deficit in Indonesia's Steel Industry Puts Pressure on Trade Balance

    Deficit in Indonesia's Steel Industry Puts Pressure on Trade Balance

    Indonesia imports between 6.5 - 7.5 million tons of steel each year to meet domestic demand. Given that Indonesia's steel exports are insignificant it therefore implies that steel is one of the components that puts heavy pressure on the country's trade balance. The steel deficit of Indonesia is estimated to reach USD $7 billion this year. Indonesia requires some 12.5 million tons of steel per year for its construction projects. However, the domestic steel industry can only supply about 6 million tons of steel.

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  • Indonesia’s Steel Industry Affected by Oversupply in China

    Indonesia’s Steel Industry Affected by Oversupply in China

    Irvan Kamal Hakim, Director at Krakatau Steel (Indonesia’s largest steel manufacturer), said that the domestic steel industry is still affected by prolonged concerns about excess steel supply in China, the world's largest steel producer. Amid slowing economic growth in the world’s second-largest economy, domestic steel demand in China has declined resulting in a global oversupply of 525 million tons. Each 1 percent decline in GDP growth in China results in an additional oversupply of 24 million tons of steel.

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  • Why Do Japan’s Steel Giants Want to Invest in Indonesia’s Steel Industry?

    Why Do Japan’s Steel Giants Want to Invest in Indonesia’s Steel Industry?

    Two giant Japan-based steel producers, Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturing and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), will invest a total of USD $450 million in Indonesia for an acquisition as well as for the establishment of a special steel factory. Mitsubishi Steel is to purchase a 34 percent stake (worth USD $37 million) in Indonesian special long steel producer Jatim Steel Manufacturing, while NSSMC and Indonesia's largest steelmaker Krakatau Steel agreed to form a joint venture to produce automotive flat steel in Indonesia.

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  • Daily Market Roundup: Corporate & Financial News Indonesian Markets

    What is the most important corporate news from Indonesia on Monday 11 August 2014? Here we present the daily market roundup. This includes following companies: Unilever Indonesia, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp, Krakatau Steel, Bumi Resources, Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi, MNC Sky Vision, Kalbe Farma, Logindo Samudramakmur, Multi Bintang Beer, Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores, the Sarulla Operation Limited consortium, Mandiri Tunas Finance, Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII), and the Kuala Namu-Tebing Tinggi Toll Road.

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  • India's Tata Steel Plans to Enter Indonesia with Downstream Products

    India's Tata Steel Plans to Enter Indonesia with Downstream Products

    Tata Steel Limited, the Indian multinational steel producer, recently announced its ambition to penetrate the Asia-Pacific region, including Indonesia. Although it remains unclear whether the company intends to establish a factory in Indonesia, an official of the company said that Tata Steel wants to enter Indonesia with downstream products in 2014 or 2015 as it sees potential in Southeast Asia's largest economy and aims to improve profitability by increasing efficiency in the operatives in the Asia-Pacific.

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  • Krakatau Steel: Company Profile of Indonesia's Largest Steel Producer

    Krakatau Steel: Company Profile of Indonesia's Largest Steel Producer

    Indonesia Investments has updated the company profile of Krakatau Steel, Indonesia's and Southeast Asia's largest steel producer. The company, which is for 80 percent government owned, has a crude steel production capacity of 2.45 million tons per year. However, through a lucrative joint venture with Posco, the world's third-largest steel producer, it will expand production capacity significantly in the years ahead. Besides steel production, the company has expanded into other industries.

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  • Steel Industry in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities

    Steel Industry in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities

    Domestic steel sales in Indonesia are expected to rise 6 percent y/y to 15.1 million tons in 2014. Meanwhile, the global average steel price has been USD $536 per ton this year, implying that the market value of Indonesian steel sales is to reach USD $8 billion this year. In recent years, the country’s steel sales have been rising on development of infrastructure, defense industry, and manufacturing. The sales are expected to continue rising in the years ahead due to commitment of the government to boost infrastructure development.

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