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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Indonesia. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

Indonesia is the largest of the ASEAN economies with an impressive political and economic track record over the past 10 years. Its economy is expected to grow five to six per cent in 2014 and 2015.

Consumption expenditure is the main driver of economic growth in Indonesia. Consumer confidence remains strong, driving solid sales performances for motor vehicles, electronic goods, FMCG and food.

The strength of consumer confidence has positive implications in demand for services, including education, healthcare, financial and business services, recreation and leisure.

Australia has a strong position as an agribusiness supplier to Indonesia and has leading market positions in the provision of grains and meat. Australia’s capabilities in the development of infrastructure and resources are highly relevant to the growth challenges facing Indonesia.

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  • Imports from Indonesia A$8,249 million
  • Exports to Indonesia A$6,815 million
  • Capital Jakarta
  • Official Language Bahasa Indonesia
  • Area 1,811,570 sq km
  • Population 255.5 million


Indonesia Senior Expo 2017
17 Feb 2017
Austrade invites you to be part of the Australia Pavilion at the Indonesia Senior Expo, Jakarta.
Indonesia Australia Business Week (IABW) 2017
6 Mar 2017
IABW 2017 will include opportunities to engage with Indonesian government officials, key industry pl ...
2017 Australian Consulting Services Mission
20 Mar 2017
Austrade invites you to participate in the 2017 Australian Consulting Services Mission to the Asian ...

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Indonesia and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Indonesia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

» read more at DFAT

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