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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