Indonesia: Semen Indonesia has reported that its net profit fell by 18.7% year-on-year to US$337m in 2015 from US$415m in 2014. Its revenue fell slightly to US$2.01bn. The cement producer’s director Suparni attributed the fall in net profits to an increase in electricity and distribution costs, as well as the depreciation of the rupiah against the US Dollar.
Semen Indonesia plans to increase exports in 2016 in order to counteract falls in sales in the domestic market, according to local press. The company expects to begin operations at two new cement plants, Indarung VI in West Sumatra and Rembang in Central Java, in the third quarter of 2016. The two cement plants will have production capacities of 3Mt/yr each.