US factory output increases modestly in June to help boost industrial production 0.3 pct.

U.S. factories cranked out more business equipment, home electronics and autos last month, boosting manufacturing output for the second straight month.

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production rose 0.3 per cent in June from May. That followed a 0.2 per cent gain the previous month. Still, the two consecutive gains barely offset production declines in March and April.

Overall industrial production, which includes factories, mines and utilities, also rose 0.3 per cent in June. Mining output increased 0.8 per cent, while utility output slid 0.1 per cent.

Manufacturing is the most critical component of industrial production. The recent gains are a hopeful sign that factories could rebound in the second half of the year.

The “report confirms the picture of a moderate recovery in the manufacturing sector,” Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge Strategy, wrote in a research note.

Manufacturers have struggled this year, providing little support to the economy. Their output is up just 1.8 per cent over the past 12 months. And factories have cut jobs in each of the past four months, shedding a total of 24,000 since February.

A key reason for the weakness is slower global growth has cut demand for U.S. exports. Europe is still in a recession and China’s economy grew from April through June at the slowest pace in more than two decades.

Manufacturing has shown improvement in Britain, France and Italy. Large Japanese manufacturers are also sounding optimistic for the first time in nearly two years.

There have been other positive signs that suggest U.S. factory production could increase in the second half of the year.

The Institute for Supply Management said that factory activity improved in June after hitting its lowest level in four years. But the closely watched manufacturing survey reported that employment fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Factory activity in the New York region grew for the second straight month in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State manufacturing survey.

U.S. businesses reported a strong 1.1 per cent increase in sales in May, the Commerce Department reported. Those same firms only increased their stockpiles slightly, suggesting they will need to order more goods to keep up with demand.

And Americans bought more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes in June, according to a separate Commerce report on retail spending. But consumers cut back almost everywhere else, and overall retail sales rose just 0.4 per cent last month from May.

Profit Perhutani first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion

Profit before tax Perhutani to end first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion, up 179 percent from Renca Budget Work Company (CBP) has been determined.

According to a press release from Perhutani received by AFP in Jakarta, on Saturday, the profit of the many donated from round timber sales in the country reached Rp882 billion and Rp520 billion overseas reach.

In addition, sales of other industries in the country reached Rp232 billion, sales of finished wood products industry from abroad totaled Rp50 billion and sales of processed wood (raw sawn timber) in the country reached 30 billion.

Gondorukem products, processed pine resin is the second largest income producer for Perhutani with the value of exports jumped 12 per cent of the target in the CBP. Perhutani gondorukem export markets are Europe, Japan, China and several other countries. Gondorukem Perhutani is the largest producer in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Director Sukmananto Perhutani Bambang said targets and business outlook for the second half of 2013 Perhutani directed at four things, ie achieve the production target node exceeds the first half, giving priority to the principles of sustainable forest management, the industry will begin to prepare for productive use and make savings in anticipation of price increases oil to the forest industry.

Perhutani also has several projects such as the completion of construction of the plant in Pemalang gondorukem derivatives, sago factory in Sorong, Papua Perhutani headquarters and development in collaboration with other state-owned enterprises.

Indonesian Cement Net Profit Up 22.9 percent

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk posted a first half net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion or Rp 436 per share, an increase of 22.9% from the same period in 2012. The revenue stood at Rp 11.4 trillion, an increase of 31.9 percent over the same period last year which stood at Rp 8, 6 trillion.

The increase in revenues was supported by the total sales volume increased by 18.3 percent to 12.23 million tons in the first half of 2013. Domestic turnover amounted to 12.14 million tons (up 18.0 percent) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170 percent). While the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5 percent to 27.83 million tons compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes.

“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, especially in the field of marketing and distribution in Indonesia Cement Group, so we were able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from last year’s 40 , 9 percent, “said President Director of Semen Indonesia, Dwi Soetjipto in a written statement received by Tempo, July 29, 2013.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. In the first half of 2013, the Java market accounted for revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43 percent of total domestic sales), while consumers outside of Java contribute to the revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57 percent of the total domestic sales .

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia. From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped 170 percent compared to overseas sales in the first half of last year which was only Rp 30.34 billion.

6 Decades of experience Tata Motors Enough To Compete in Indonesia?

India became one of the Asian tigers after China, of course it is very reasonable considering the potential of the industry in India is estimated to be on the increase in every year.

One industry that was writhing in India is automotive. They have a Tata Motors car brand. Tata Motors has even become a world player by buying luxury car brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover.

detikOto and 10 colleagues from the Indonesian media doing a special interview with Karl Sylm who now served as Managing Director of Tata Motors Limited, and other officials at Tata Motors. Here are excerpts of the interview:

1. Experience what it will be brought to market Tata Motors Indonesia? Because Tata Motors will compete directly with the Japanese and European manufacturers, and how you distribute and make sure Tata will be accepted in Indonesia?

Karl Sylm (KS): Thank you for your question. But to answer the difference our commercial vehicles and our position in Indonesia will be answered by Pisharody (Ravindra Pisharody-Executive Director-Commercial Vehicles Tata Motors Limited).

Our experience in domestic and international markets it has entered the age of 60 years, but in fact for the Indian market we have exceeded that time, but for the international market has been 60 years since 1961.

We make sure the products we sell are the best products, more focused on customers who have adapted to the Indonesian market. I think you give us a comparison with Chinese products in Indonesia, but we have a business model and all the products are readily accepted in all markets (global).

I think we are very experienced for 60 years in various countries and groups, we are also very experienced in doing business in international markets. So I think we are very experience, we have been successful and find out who we (Tata Motors) and different from other Indonesian market. In particular I would ask Ravi and Ranjit to add.

Ravi Pisharody (RP): Like what Mr Slym said, we have exported for commercial vehicles since 1961 and has had more than 50 years to sell vehicles outside India.

We have a unique porpolio and I think not only our unique from India or Asia but overall we did have a uniqueness. You have seen all our products, which initially we only sell 20 thousand rupees and now we’ve been able to sell up to 50 or 60 lakh rupees.

So is the case of passenger vehicles, initially we only introduce the Nano and now have a larger vehicle (MPV and SUV). So I think if you look at our portfolio then it could be said of our products can be used in many countries, especially developing countries. And we have a very good portfolio.

We already have 50 market share in many countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. And even in some markets in Africa, South Europe we really have a market share of up to two-digit market share.

So we are not going to enter a market (if not actually) so it is not possible for us to enter the market and then leave the market because we do not succeed or lose interest.

Indonesian markets have in common with the Indian market, so I think that our product will be successful and become a born popular in Indonesia. And to provide an example for you otu like Super Ace and Ace Family is not popular in India, but since 2005 ago until today we have more than 50 percent of our revenues from the commercial.

So we know a lot of the market, especially for the Asian market there is very strong demand for this product (Tata Motors). In addition we have a product that is affordable and I think we will maintain it for the long haul.

We do not just do one step, kmai also invested the company (Tata mill) and we also invested another dimerek, and proof of our success.

And talk to the distribution, we have a vast area and the distribution of scattered large number of countries. So I think we have a lot of space in the countries where we are already operating there and provide an excellent opportunity to utilize and present in Indonesia.

The next answer is also given President Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Ranjit Yadav.

I think Karl and Ravi had said it all. I just wanted to say India is one of the most competitive markets. Where we (in India) have a variety of brands, such as from Europe, Japan, Korea etc..

And we played here and get success here (India). So we really know how to handle a competition. In addition, we also export as mentioned by Karl well in Europe, South Africa and so on.

And we believe we’ve had a set of portfolios in which they can achieve success. Karl also mention that we have a very young population and similar to Indonesia.

So we focus on the design, driving experience. This and that we’re working for our current product focus.

I know Indonesia is the most connected country in the world. But I think we have learned from India and will study together for the Indonesian market.

So what will we do now, our vehicle will be a solution and will achieve success in Indonesia. Because we have a great product suitability, we have the intention to be in the market for the long term with our portfolio of Nano to SUV.

I think it would be very good (introduced in Indonesia). And we are committed to change and ensure our vehicles suitable for the Indonesian market. So this is a huge commitment from our side but to sell the vehicle and provide the best service. Thank you.

KS: So we have an important point, if we introduce our products and introduce them into the market just not necessarily sure we will achieve success.

So it is important for us to develop our car on the Indonesian market. For example, by using four Design Center. We have one in the UK, one in Italy, one in Korea and we have one in India.

And we will use the centers of the four design centers to ensure we can enter into the global market. And I think it’s very important that we reach the global marketplace.

Besides such training centers (in Indonesia) we will have it. Even prior to our September launch we already have it planned at the end of July, beginning of August and we’ve been able to use it.

This preparation also we do to create the right support for customer service. We have to start up this plan for 8-9 months as a whole.

So that we can provide excellent support on all fronts and not make us not like many other companies. We did it bertahapakan penetrated kesmua island (in Indonesian).

And we will start in Java and Bali, so whatever we do we are very confident, and we will gradually expand our business. So anything that we sell can provide support to customers.

This is something that we believe in and we are ready for it. Thank you.

2. What products to Tata Motors introduced in September 2013, and segment models like what like what?

KS: Okay, for the first model we have not been able to announce today the launch, but how was it for a while longer. And we are very pleased to be reset you all again to Mumbai India.

We will be launching our products as our second step, but we also can not say its products. We had planned it long enough, so we do not come and do something wrong.

The first step is the most important thing, you will remember your first activity, that is why we have taken so long in planning every aspect.

We will introduce the vehicle in 3 segments of both passenger and commercial vehicles and will be announced later. We are very confident will be accepted in the market, because we have spent a long time to prepare for our products.

Believe will get a good response to our products, and our vehicles will be a big market outside India in a short time (in Indonesia). Because we have had up to 60 years of experience diapsar Internasioa. and we have the knowledge in (India) and abroad.

Head International Business Comercial Tata Motors Limeted, Wasan RS: Regarding ASEAN, we have been present in Thailand for 6-7 years. We also have taken the marketplace, both diesel and CNG market unntuk pick-up.

ASEAN is one of the fastest growing automotive markets in the world and Indonesia is one of the biggest markets than in Thailand. We plan to invest in Malaysia, Thailand, and other countries. And Indonesia will be the pivot on which we will build a strategy for ASEAN.

We will also expand to Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. Thailand is a very important pillar for us. We launched the brand in September with our manufacturing facility in Thailand. We expect to do well. Research has been ongoing in parallel to start something similar in Indonesia.

Ravi Pisharody Executive Director-Commercial Vehicles Tata Motors Limited: Indonesia will be a huge market for many of these products.

Will have a dual phase approach. Some vehicles will be launched in September and some stage I will be in the second stage. This will help us achieve and become the largest single business outside India.

Indonesian Cement Still Rely Domestic Sales

JAKARTA – PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk said, most of the company’s revenue in the first semester of 2013 was derived from the domestic market. First half of the company’s revenue reached Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53% of total revenue in the first half of this year.

Dwi Soetjipto, President Director of Semen Indonesia, said that the value of domestic sales increased by 26.42% compared to sales in the same period last year of Rp 8.63 trillion.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. Java market contributed revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion or 52.43% of total domestic sales. Meanwhile, consumers outside of Java contribute to the revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57% of total domestic sales.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia. From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion.

“This number jumped nearly 170% compared to overseas sales in the first half of last year is only Rp 30.34 billion,” said Dwi

Satya Dharma CPO Production Reaches 145,397 Tons

JAKARTA – PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) increase the production of crude palm oil (CPO) to 145 397 tonnes in the first half of 2013, an increase of 31.1 percent compared with the same period last year.

Director of Dharma Satya Nusantara, Djojo Boentoro, revealing CPO sales volume also increased significantly by 30.5 percent to 147 693 tonnes. The Company also recorded an increase in the production of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) during the period January to June 2013 reached 555,570 tons, an increase of 28 percent year on year.

“TBS is processed to reach 600 350 tonnes, up 35.0% from a year ago, which is obtained from the core plantations, smallholders and third parties,” he said in a press release on Tuesday (30/07/2013).

He explained that the increase in FFB production volume due to increased crop area grown and the age of the company’s plants. Mature plants increased the total area of ​​42 333 hectares in 2012 to 48,470 hectares in 2013. Meanwhile, the productivity of FFB per hectare to 11.9 tonnes per hectare increased by 9% over the same period the previous year.

The company targets the padatahun new planting could be 8,000 acres, consisting of the core consisting of 4,200 and 3,800 for a plasma.

Related to financial performance, DSNG successfully posted net sales of Rp 1.7 trillion, or relatively equal to sales in the same period last year, in the midst of the recent decline in CPO prices.

East Sumba Build Seaweed Industry

Commitment of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) to develop the industrialization program of marine and fisheries sector, continue to be improved. Among them, for commodities seaweed, CTF rebuild seaweed processing factory PT. Algae East Sumba Lestari (ASTIL) Tanamanang Village, District Pahunga Lodu, East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

According to the Director General of Aquaculture, Slamet Soebjakto, construction of the PT. ASTIL in East Sumba very precise. Seaweed processing plant is of great importance to accommodate the cultivation of seaweed around East Sumba particular and East Nusa Tenggara province in general. Establishment of PT. ASTIL very directly benefit society, especially because of the distance factor so as to reduce transportation costs. “The plant can produce seaweed chips as much as 2 tons / day of raw material 6 tons / day. Production capacity will be increased up to 10 tons / day. In 2012, this factory has been producing seaweed chips as much as 124 thousand kg and sold to several companies in the country, “he said.

East Sumba chosen, according to Slamet, because NTT East Sumba is one of the pilot areas minapolitan commodity seaweed. Statistics show that seaweed production in NTT Province in the year 2012 amounted to 398,000 tons. Of these, 1393.8 tons came from East Sumba. Therefore, the existence of the plant will be able to increase the added value of seaweed products. So the purpose of fisheries industrialization program that increases productivity, value added products and increase competitiveness and improve the welfare of the community, particularly in terms of employment and economic growth in the community. “The potential of seaweed farming land owned by East Sumba is quite large. This potential is expected to increase seaweed production that supports increased production nationally, “he said.

Synergy

Slamet explained, seaweed processing plant establishment PT. ASTIL This is tangible evidence of synergy between sector performance. Where, for machine processing seaweed into chips, is help the Ministry of Industry. While CTF provides space and building processing factories. East Sumba government that will support the working capital. “Synergy performance like this should be passed on to other areas. So that the development will progress rapidly because of the encouragement given a boost with the all have the aim of improving public welfare through the marine and fisheries sector, “said Slamet.

Slamet added, in 2013, the CTF has established seaweed industrialization in 6 Provinces. That is the province of East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and North Sulawesi province. Accelerated increase in seaweed production through industrialization program in 2013, is targeted to produce as much seaweed is processed 1,214,299 tons. Moreover, of the industrialization program seaweed is able to absorb the amount of 37 807 farmers as RTP. “While employment in this sector will increase to 415 462 people with production value reached Rp 1,138 billion,” he said.

July 90.474 Tons of Sugar Production

Sugarcane in Central Java has entered the milling season since last May. Of the target area of ​​76 762 hectares of sugarcane acreage suitable circulars governor, plants that have been millstones per July 15 new 20 297 hectares. Meanwhile, sugarcane production reached 1,405,679 tons produced.
Head Plantation (Disbun) Java Tegoeh Wynarno Haroeno states, crystal sugar produced from sugar cane milling realization this has reached 90 474 tons.
“The production of crystal sugar is produced from 14 sugar factories in Central Java. This number will continue to grow due to expire at the end of the cane milled October 26,” he said.
According to Teguh, future yield of milled cane yield (sugar cane) average of 6.44 percent. If the weather conditions are not going to support and continuous rain, the yield of sugarcane is believed to be lifted to 7.62 per cent.
Sugar self-sufficiency target this year to produce 368 thousand tons of sugar crystals are optimistic will be able to be realized. In fact, he is targeting the estimated potential taxation or surplus sugar crystals can be up to 415 167 tons. It welcomed the weather over the last 10 days are not rainy.
“Assessed Disbun target yield 7.62 percent, resulting in the production of sugar not only can achieve self-sufficiency but rather a surplus. Assessed I targeted 415 thousand tons, 368 thousand tons while the target,” he said.
Target of 368 thousand tons of sugar self-sufficiency was obtained from the Central Java peritungan population of 34 million. Where, per capita consumption of 12 kg / year. If 90 percent can be met, then the need for approximately 368 thousand tons of sugar.
Firmly asserted, the potential surplus of sugar in Central Java will be able to reduce the need for imports

Astra International Records Profit Rp 8, 8 Trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) posted a net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion in the first semester of 2013, down nine percent compared to the same period in 2012 Rp9, 7 trillion.
“The performance of the company and its subsidiaries in the first semester of 2013 mennjukan a slight decrease from the first half of 2012,” said President Director ASII, Prijono Sugiarto in a press release here on Tuesday.
He added that Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 also decreased by two per cent to Rp94, 3 trillion, compared to the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp95, 9 trillion,

“Although the outlook remains positive domestic demand, increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs and declining commodity prices expected to affect the performance of the business in the second half of this year,” he said.
He argues Astra Group activities remain focused on six core business lines, namely the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.
Mentioned, several divisions which decreased net income in the first semester of 2013 the automotive division fell by 10 percent to Rp 4, 4 trillion. Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to R1, 4 billion.
Then, the net profit agribusiness division decreased by 25 percent to Rp571 billion. And the net profit and logistics infrastructure division fell by 29 percent to Rp223 billion.
Meanwhile, the division has increased, the financial services division’s net profit rose 19 per cent to Rp2, 1 billion. And, net income and information technology division of Rp55 billion, up two percent compared to the first half of 2012.

CPO production in 2013 Projected 27.5 Million Tons

Production of crude palm oil (CPO) is projected nationally at 27.5 million tonnes by the end of the year, an increase over 2012, which reached 26.5 million tonnes.
“Until the first half production was down about 6-7 percent. But usually the second half production rose, probably to around 27.5 million tonnes by December,” said Secretary General of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) Joko Supriyono in Jakarta on Sunday.
Thus, he continued, the national CPO production in 2013 will continue to grow, although only one million tons.
“The increase in production of one million tons of CPO (2013) was a moderate,” said Joko.
Though he acknowledges, national CPO production last year rose quite large about three million tonnes from the year 2011 amounted to 23.5 million tons. Weather factors, it called, simply influence CPO production this year.
CPO production growth are only one million tonnes, he added, have an impact on national CPO stocks projected down in Inia.
“Last year the stock of CPO reached about five million tonnes. Years estimated at around two million tonnes,” he said.
Due to the large stock of last year, until the first half of this year the national CPO exports, he said, continues to grow about 29 percent, although production in the same period down 6-7 percent.
“Exports account for about 10.6 million tonnes by the first half, continued to grow approximately 29 percent over the same period of 2012, because there is a carry-over of stock last year,” he said. .