Indonesia

Natural ingredients, a lot of wood – all legal

Indonesia has positioned itself well for Europe’s market and the future. The country offers a multitude of high-quality products for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sector. In the field of legal timber Indonesia offers European importers a high degree of legal certainty and still greater business potential.

The Import Promotion Desk has chosen Indonesia as one of its partner countries and will set you up with carefully selected and tested suppliers.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM INDONESIA:

  • Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, e.g. teas, nuts, diverse spices and salts, essential oils and extracts e.g. from cinnamon and vanilla. Also organic speciality rice, various coconut products (e.g. coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut nectar syrup, coconut chips, coconut water, coconut powder), seaweed products, cacao.
  • Timber, classic hardwood products (e.g. Meranti, Teak), products made from fast-growing plantation woods (e.g. Jabon, Albasia).

In 2013 Indonesia was the first Asian country to sign a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) with the EU for timber from legal sources (FLEGT-VPA). It has an obligatory and comprehensive documentation and certification system that includes forest enterprises. EU importers thus enjoy a high degree of legal certainty when they purchase timber and timber products.

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BULLETIN BOARD "INDONESIA"

Events

 
Trade fair in Paris // 21.10. – 25.10.2018

SIAL 2018: high quality products from emerging and developing countries

Matchmaking in Paris

In 2018 the IPD will again present new, carefully selected and tested export companies from different partner countries like Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Peru, Kyrgystan and Tunisia at SIAL, the world’s leading food innovation exhibition.

The range of products from the IPD partner countries is extensive: freeze-dried fruit, pulps and tea from Colombia, dried fruits and berries from Kyrgyzsan, or dates, herbs and spices from Egypt. Ethiopian companies offer an exceptional range of oils made of black cumin, sesame or eucalyptus.

Detailed information on the IPD exporters and their specialities will be available in September.

If you have any questions beforehand, please contact:

Tabea Mack (Ethiopia, Indonesia)
Nicky Buizer (Colombia, Nepal, Peru)
Kathrin Seelige (Kyrgystan, Tunisia)
Judith Emmerling (Egypt, GIZ Cooperation Serbia)

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Coconut flower sugar – a niche product from Indonesia

The ambitious start-up company KULAU GmbH from Berlin has specialised in importing coconut-based products. The name of the enterprise speaks for itself: in Papua-New Guinea’s creole language Tok-Pisin, “kulau” means “young, green coconut”.

The company exclusively sells sustainable, naturally manufactured fair-trade organic products. In its selection of suppliers, KULAU adheres to the highest standards. Both in regard to product quality, good working conditions and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods at the plantations, the German importer makes high demands on its foreign partners. Professional sourcing is therefore very important to the company when it comes to locating suitable buying markets for its products in tropical countries. This is where the help of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) came in handy. The agency introduced KULAU to the suitable partner, saving the company a lot of time and money.

 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name:Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia)
Government  type:Republic
Head of state:Joko Widodo (President)
Commercial languages:Bahasa Indonesia, English
Time difference:CET +3 (Jakarta), 3 time zones
Currency:Rupiah (IDR)
Prefix number:+62
Area:2.02 million km²
Population:262 million (2017, estimate)
Capital:Jakarta
Largest cities and agglomerations:Jakarta (approx. 10 million, commuting area  approx. 30 million inhabitants), Surabaya (2.6 million), Bandung (2.2 million)
Most important exhibition centres:Jakarta, Balikapan City, Bandung
Largest airports:Jakarta (national, international), Juanda-Surabaya
Ports:Tanjung Priok, Tanjung Perak, Belawan
 

Economic Data

GDP2016: 932 billion US$ (estimation)
2017: 1,011 billion US$ (forecast) 
2018: 1,092 billion US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita2016: 3,604 US$
2017: 3,859 US$  (forecast) 
2018: 4,116 US$ (forecast)
Economic growth2016: 5.0 % 
2017: 5.2 % (forecast) 
2018: 5.3 % (forecast)
Inflation rate2016: 3.5 % 
2017: 4.0 % (forecast) 
2018: 3.9 % (forecast)
Exchange rate1 US$ = 13,817 IDR
1 Euro = 17,096.08 IDR
(effective: April 2018)
Membership in regional OrganizationsASEAN, AFTA, APEC, ESCAP, ASEM, Colombo-Plan
Country creditworthiness rating (Institutional Investor)March 2016: Rank 57
Creditworthiness index: 57.0
Most important industriesMining / Manufacture; Agriculture / Forestry / Fishery; Trade / Catering / Hotels
 

Trade Data

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Export

 
Volumes2014: 176.0 billion US$
2015: 150.3 billion US$
2016: 144.5 billion US$
Most important trade partnersJapan, China, Singapore, USA, India
Products und merchandise groupRaw materials; gas; petroleum; textiles / clothing; chemical produce


Import

 
Volumes2014: 178.2 billion US$ 
2015: 142.7 billion US$
2016: 135.7 billion US$
Most important trade partnersChina, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Thailand
Products und merchandise groupPetroleum; machinery, chemical produce; food products
 

 

Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarantee.

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