Malut manufacturing industrial production growth, up 2.54 percent

Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded North Maluku, manufacturing industrial production growth and are quarterly (quarter-to-quarter/qoq) in the second quarter of 2013 increased by 2.54 percent from the first quarter of 2013.

“The growth of large manufacturing and industrial production are quarterly in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 2.16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012. Growth of large manufacturing and industrial production are quarterly in the fourth quarter of 2012 rose by 4.63 percent from the third quarter of 2012 , “BPS chief Malut, Adhi Wiriana, in Ternate, Saturday.

According to him, the growth of production of Micro and Small Manufacturing Industry Quarterly. Growth in industrial production of micro and small manufacturing quarterly in the second quarter of 2013 rose 13.39 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

So, in the first quarter of 2013 rose 11.84 percent from the first quarter of 2012, in the fourth quarter of 2012 dropped by 3.25 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011, and in the third quarter of 2012 increased by 1.26 percent from the third quarter in 2011.

Adhi said, the types of micro and small manufacturing industries that experienced an increase in second quarter production growth in manufacturing large and medium industries (y-on-y) in the second quarter of 2013 increased by 13.13 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

Manufacturing industrial production growth and are quarterly (q-to-q) in the second quarter of 2013 increased by 2.54 percent from the first quarter of 2013. Manufacturing industrial production growth and are quarterly (q-to-q) in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 2.16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012.

“For the growth of large manufacturing and industrial production are quarterly (q-to-q) in the fourth quarter of 2012 rose by 4.63 percent from the third quarter of 2012,” he said.

That is, the growth of production of large and medium manufacturing industry in 2013 rose 7.60 percent from the first quarter of 2013, in the first quarter of 2013 rose 6.05 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012.

Similarly, in the fourth quarter of 2012 dropped by 1.86 percent from the third quarter of 2012 and the third quarter of 2012 increased by 1.26 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

Mobile sales Selling Well, Tiphone Gets Rp 129 Billion Profit

PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk (TELE) posted a net profit of Rp 129.3 billion in the first half of 2013, an increase of 63% compared to the same period last year to Rp 79.5 billion. The profit increase was triggered by increased revenues of the Company which reached Rp 4.49 trillion, an increase of 36% over the same period last year of Rp 3.3 trillion.

Of the total revenues, approximately 84% was contributed sales of mobile voucher of Rp 3.79 trillion, up 27% compared to the same period last year to Rp 2.98 trillion.

While handset sales reached Rp 654.6 billion, which accounted for approximately 14% of total revenue. Contribution of this handset revenue jumped 125% over the same period last year which was only Rp 291.3 billion.

Tiphone Director Tan Pin Lie said the increase in revenues from handset sales this significant is the impact of the company’s focus on developing a smartphone outlet network in collaboration with global vendors, such as Samsung Mobile and LG Mobile.

“In the first quarter and second quarter of this year, the Company aggressively developing a distribution network for smartphone products in collaboration with several global vendors, such as Samsung and LG. Past June, we have also been designated as a national authorized dealer of LG Mobile.’s Contributed to
growth in revenue from the handset sector, “Tan said in a press release on Thursday (08/01/2013).

In the past year, sales of handsets only contributes about 10% of the revenues of the Company. This year, the Company plans to increase the revenue contribution of 30% of the handset.

In early July, the company completed the acquisition of an importer and distributor of iPhone, PT Mitra Telecommunications Cellular, thus Tiphone position as an importer and distributor that will distribute the product to Apple Premium Reseller and other retailers across Indonesia.

With this acquisition, the company hopes to increase sales of handsets, especially the iPhone and iPad for 5-10% of total revenue, or about 20-30% of total handset sales.

IPhone sales are also working in bundling with operator PT Telekomunikasi Cellular (Telkomsel). Previously, the company also has teamed up with Samsung Mobile, by establishing outlets Samsung Experiential Shop.

Freeport Papua Gold Production Drops

Production and sales of PT Freeport Indonesia copper plummeted in the second quarter of 2013. This, due to the collapse of an underground tunnel incident at the Grasberg mine in Papua in mid-May.

Reported by page FCX, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Freeport posted sales of 158 million pounds of copper and 151 thousand ounces of gold, lower than the same period last year, in which Freeport managed to record sales of 183 million pounds of copper and 247 thousand gold.

However, in the first half of 2013, sales of Freeport is still higher. The US-based mining company managed to record sales of 356 million pounds of copper at an average price of U.S. $ 3.08 per pound. While the first half of 2012, Freeport sold only 317 million pounds of copper at an average price of U.S. $ 3.56 per pound.

Meanwhile, on the production side, Freeport in the second quarter of 2013 only produced 139 million pounds of copper and gold by 131 thousand thousand ounces. Much lower than the first quarter of 2012 gold production, which reached 173 million pounds of copper and 230 thousand ounces of gold.
In total, the company has produced copper as much as 358 million pounds of copper and 343 ounces of gold in the first half of 2013.

Meanwhile, the decline in production and sales of Freeport Indonesia due to the underground tunnel collapse incident that killed 28 people and left 10 people injured. Freeport immediately suspend mining activities in honor of the victims and investigate the cause of the collapse of the tunnel.

On June 24, 2013, Freeport re-open the mine open and operational on July 9, 2013, Freeport back underground mines operate consent Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. As of July 19, 2013, Freeport cultivate 200 thousand metric tons of ore per day.

Freeport Indonesia is currently being ramped up production of the DOZ underground mine. Now, the company has to process 40 thousand metric tons of ore per day and will be increased to 80 thousand metric tons of ore per day by mid-2014.

Freeport expects to sell 900 million pounds of copper and 1 million ounces of gold in 2013, an increase over 2012 and sales of 700 million pounds of copper and 900 thousand ounces of gold.

In addition, Freeport Indonesia has also started discussing bilateral discussions with the union wage increases. Hopefully, a new contract may apply in September 2013.