Market profile

Indonesia has achieved steady GDP growth over the past 10 years, led by rising incomes, a growing middle class, controlled inflation, improved export activity, and growth in public expenditure on infrastructure projects. Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and 16th largest economy in the world. By some estimates, Indonesia will be the world's fifth-largest economy by 2030. Entry-into-force of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will help to strengthen the strategic and commercial partnership between both countries.

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Infographics – business in Indonesia

Start your exporting journey to Indonesia with this series of useful infographics:


  • Merchandise exports A$6,823 million
  • Services exports A$1,697 million
  • Capital Jakarta
  • Official language Bahasa Indonesia
  • Area 1,811,570 sq km
  • Population 264.2 million


12 Apr 2023

Insight – Downstream mining equipment, technology and services opportunities grow in Indonesia

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Information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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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.

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Business risks

Bribery of Foreign Officials

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government.

Protecting your IP overseas

The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) in collaboration with IP Australia, has released a whitepaper on protecting your IP overseas.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a voluntary mechanism which promotes and supports improved governance in resource-rich countries through the full publication and verification of company payments and government revenues from oil, gas, and mining.

The EITI is supported by governments, industry, and non-government organisations around the world. The Australian Government supports the EITI and encourages Australian companies operating internationally to comply with its recommendations.

APEC Business Travel Card Scheme

Managed by the Department of Home Affairs, the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme was developed to make travelling within the 21 APEC member countries much simpler and more efficient.

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Free Trade Agreements

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