National cement consumption declined 2.1% to 48.7 million tons per end of the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, from 49.7 million tons in the corresponding period of 2018, led by a correction in Java, Sumatera, and Kalimantan. That said, Maluku, Papua, Nusa Tenggara, and Bali reported positive growth. The growing political tension affected the weak cement consumption in the first half (H1) of the 2019 period, but it rebounded in the second half (H2) due to massive infrastructure projects. 

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