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INVEST IN INDONESIA - THE LARGEST ECONOMY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA



Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia with more than one trillion dollars in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country has been experiencing rapid economic growth over the past decade, primarily driven by its 260 million strong population base (4th in the world), robust domestic consumption, and increased productivity. Indonesia is a member of G20.

Indonesia is located between the continents of Asia and Australia, and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans. From land to sea, Indonesia offers extraordinary destinations and attractions found nowhere else in the world, such as magnificent mountains and pristine beaches. The Government of Indonesia is committed to implement investment-friendly policy, from economic deregulation policy to tax incentives.

Indonesia is your investment destination. Abundant natural resources, a young and technically trained work force and a large and growing domestic market, combined with an improving investment climate and a higher global profile, are just a few of Indonesia’s salient strengths. With stability firmly planted after 17 years of vibrant democratic rule, Indonesia’s vast economic potential is primed for takeoff. Invest in remarkable Indonesia.


Sound Economy

Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia. In 2018, Indonesia joined the Trillion Dollar Club. Countries with a GDP of more than USD 1 trillion per year, and the year they joined.


Political Stability

Underlying Indonesia’s vibrant economy is political stability. Since emerging from decades of autocratic rule 17 years ago, Indonesia has succeeded maintaining political stability in young democratic country


Investment Climate

Following Indonesia’s economic resilience during and after the global financial crisis, the government are going to continue reforming investment climate to make a safe and attractive investment destination.


Natural Resources

​Indonesia abounds with natural resources extractions from being a major producer of liquefied natural gas and expansion of mining industry. Petroleum and mineral make up majority exports.


Demographics

​Indonesia is undergoing a major structural shift namely demographic bonus. The percentage of productive age group in 2025-2035 would dominate the population.


Domestic Market

​As the 4th biggest population in the world, more than 53% of the people live in urban areas with a modern lifestyle and increasing purchasing power.


Global Influence

​Indonesia is playing a more dominant role in global affairs. It is Southeast Asia’s only member of the G-20 and an active voice for developing world’s concerns.


Indonesia has many exciting opportunities for global investors.

​As the largest tropical archipelago located in the heart of Asia, Indonesia is the home to various industries as many resources flourish well in our land. Find the business sector that interests you the most and take one step closer to grow your business in Indonesia.


Infrastructure

The Government invites foreign companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in infrastructure. Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) continue to be supported to accelerate infrastructure development in areas such as: transport, power generation, water supply and water management. Read more about railway or airport.


Industry

​Industry and Manufacturing are two of the pillars of the Indonesian economy. The sector grouping contributes 24% to GDP and it grew by 6.7% in 2013. The main opportunities for foreign investors are in: food and beverages, automotive and heavy industry, chemicals and basic metal products.


Agriculture

If there’s one country that offers the ideal balance between booming food and beverages demand and an abundance of agricultural and natural resources – it has to be Indonesia.

South-East Asia’s largest country (and the world’s fourth most populous) has long been a global leader in exports of some of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, rubber, cocoa and coffee, as well as livestock.

With a rapidly-growing and increasingly discerning middle class eager for new and innovative food products, spurred on with increased consumer confidence, Indonesia presents international investors with a vast array of opportunities across the F&B supply chain.


Maritime

The maritime sector provides vital support to coastal economic development, creating employment in fish catching and in onshore processing, as well several thousand indirect jobs. Indonesia lands approximately 106,000 tonnes of pole and line caught tuna a year, though it is estimated that only 10-20% reaches market labelled as pole and line caught. Hence it has been one of the least regulated sub-sectors.


Tourism

When it comes to an abundance of natural resources, high level of biodiversity, friendly, pluralistic culture, democratic society, ethnically diverse, and most notably the world’s largest and greenest archipelago – this sums up Indonesia as an idyllic tourism getaway. The country’s 17,508 islands with a land mass spanning 1,919,440 km2 between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans*, offer various untapped tourism destinations and investment opportunities, including infrastructure, utilities, transportation, hotels and restaurants as well as other leisure and entertainment facilities and retail services. With strong government support, rising domestic disposable income, an increasing number of hotels and airport developments, and topped with expanding air transport networks and regional low costs carriers, the Indonesian tourism industry offers an abundance of opportunities.


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