Indonesia Market and Business Opportunities

Indonesian Market Profile 2018
Indonesian Market Profile 2018

Interested in Indonesia market?

  1. Overview

    Indonesia is a nation of 34 provinces and 17,500 islands, the largest economy in Southeast Asia, and 15th largest in the world. And as the world’s fourth most populous nation, Indonesia market is one of Asia Pacific’s most vibrant economies with 5.2% growth annually.

  2. Business Opportunity in Indonesia
    As the country develop, there are several business opportunities you can explore, among others:

Tourism & Hospitality
Compared with Thailand’s 35 million of tourists and Malaysia’s 28 million, Indonesia market still has a lot of room to grow with 14 million of tourists in 2017. The country has good potential: ranked at 20th in the world tourist Industry in 2017, also ranked as the ninth-fastest growing tourist sector in the world, the third-fastest growing in Asia and fastest-growing in Southeast Asia.

If you are looking for larger potential, the government has given priority to 10 destinations: Borobudur, Central Java; Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara; Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara; Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, East Java; Thousand Islands, Jakarta; Toba, North Sumatra; Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi; Tanjung Lesung, Banten; Morotai, North Maluku; and Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung. 

Education & Talent Development
The expansion of Indonesia’s economy is creating large demand for skilled workforce, and thus a quality education. The shortage of education and skills training in Indonesia market represents a valuable opportunity for the world’s educational institutions.

ICT & Digital Industry
Information and communications technology are sweeping the nation’s economic development. From one of the world’s biggest mobile phone markets (320 million mobile phone subscribers in 2016), the boom of e-commerce and online application, and coming the era of Fintech.

In Digital industry, the Government is targeting to become the largest digital economy in ASEAN by 2020. This can be seen by the rapid growth of various start-up companies based applications. Currently the Government provides opportunities for investors to participate in promoting the digital sector in Indonesia, such as e-commerce, web portals, etc. become more open to foreign investment.

Food and beverages
The growth of income across Indonesia market presents huge opportunities for value-added food and beverage products from abroad. Indonesians are now familiar with Australian wines, Thailand cha yen, Korean kim chi, and Chinese pears. In a larger scale, Food Science and Processing also has a huge untapped potential.

Film Industry
The government has opened investment opportunities in the film industry for foreign investors. With a population of 255 million, Indonesia is a promising business field for investors. However, cinemas viewer in Indonesia reached only approximately 10.5 million during the last 3 years (2013-2015) due to limited cinemas in each cities/regencies. The government hopes this policy can encourage economic growth in the film industry in Indonesia.

As the 10th-largest manufacturing nation in the world (a quarter of the nation’s total GDP), Indonesia still has a lot to import and thus create a lot of opportunity as well for manufacturers. The government promotes 5 manufacture sections: Nickel, Furniture, Footwear, Iron & Steel and Textile.

As the country develop its tourism, there are many infrastructure projects such as roads, airports, harbors and railroads. Another important development is the provision of goods and services for power generation, transmission, and distribution projects, in addition to improving primary energy supply efficiency and renewable energy.

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