Indonesia cement consumption expected to rise by more than 10% in 2013

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Indonesia: Indonesia's cement consumption is expected to rise by more than 10% year-on-year to 62Mt in 2013, compared to 55Mt in 2012. Tuti Rahayu, the Industry Ministry's director for downstream chemical industry, informed the Antara News agency that the increase in demand for cement was due to the country's growing infrastructure development.

According to Tuti, consumption of cement in Indonesia grew by 14.5% year-on-year in 2012 to 55Mt compared to 48Mt in 2011. Demand in the eastern parts of country grew the most rising by nearly 54%. The country has had to build at least two new cement factories each year to meet surging demand. Tue added that a mixture of state-run and private companies have started building new factories across Indonesia in Papua, Sulawesi, Sumatra and Java.

Last modified on 30 January 2013

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