Indonesian Cement Net Profit Rises 22.9% First Half

JAKARTA – PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk recorded a growth of solid financial performance in the first half of 2013. Recorded a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share. The net income increased 22.9% from the same period in 2012.

In his press conference, Wednesday (31/7), Indonesian Cement said net profit growth is in line with the achievement of revenue of Rp 11.4 trillion. First half revenues increased 31.9% over the same period last year of Rp 8.6 trillion.

Total revenue was supported by the cement sales volume recorded 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3% over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tons. Consisted of domestic sales volume amounted to 12.14 million tonnes (up 18%) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170%).

Meanwhile, the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5% to 27.83 million tonnes compared to the previous period of record 25.89 million tonnes.

Dwi Soetjipto, President Director of Semen Indonesia, said Indonesia’s cement sales growth outpacing industry growth supported the operation of plant Tonasa Tuban IV and V. Support was also obtained from the solid synergies, particularly in the areas of marketing and distribution in the Indonesian Cement Group.

“It makes us capable domestic market share increased to 43.6% from 40.9% last year. We will continue to expand the market from year to year, “said Dwi.