Indonesia has an established reputation within the furniture and handicrafts sector within the regional and global market due to the country’s strong historical traditions in woodwork and artistic crafts such as batik. This article looks at some of the key trends and business opportunities in the sector.
Indonesia’s domestic market for electronics has been showing a broad upward trend for the past decade in line with improved per capita purchasing power and greater consumer sophistication. This section looks at the changes in consumer habits and the main players in the industry.
Indonesia has a well developed upstream and downstream plastic industry with promising potential, yet a reliance on imported raw materials has somewhat held back the sector’s potential on a global scale. This section examines the challenges and opportunities of the sector.
An outline of some of the main trends in Indonesia’s fibre, textile and garment industry. As the global economy recovers and demand from emerging markets within the ASEAN increases, this section looks at Indonesia’s standing in terms of both exports and domestic consumption.
While being one of Indonesia’s oldest industries, the country’s FTG producers have found it difficult to maintain a competitive edge. This section covers some of the challenges being faced by the sector in a context of intensified regional and global competition.
Indonesia’s vast domestic market and positioning as the largest economy within the ASEAN make it an attractive option for pharmaceutical producers seeking to tap into the region. This section looks at some the main developments and regulations governing investment in the sector.
The automotive sector has become a major driver of the economy for both sales and manufacturing. Poised to become the largest car market in the ASEAN, car manufacturers have stepped up their capacity and may see Indonesia positioned as a regional and global hub.
The food and beverage sector is one of the fastest growing subsectors in Indonesia’s manufacturing industry due to increased consumer spending and changing lifestyles. This section looks at the interaction between local and multinational players as well as consumer habits.
Contribution to GDP: 24.2% (2011, Non Oil & Gas)
Real Sector Growth: 6.6% (2010-2011)
Number Employed in the Sector: 15 million
Average Employee Salary: 1,369,000 RP/month (Q1 2012)
Main areas: Automotives, Electronics, Textiles, Footwear, Food & Beverage, Palm Oils, Metal Products, Chemicals
Main Export Markets: China, Japan, USA, India, Singapore, Malaysia, EU.