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Indonesia: treasure trove in the Pacific


More than 17,000 islands, spread across two continents: That is Indonesia. And so, it comes as no surprise that this island state in the Pacific counts as one of the five largest centres of biodiversity in the world. Its huge variety of species and the large number of endemic plants make Indonesia a highly interesting country for importers in Europe.

IPD has therefore selected a number of producers of natural ingredients (many in organic quality) offering, in particular, coconut products and essential oils and extracts. The exporters work together successfully with smallholder farmers, some of them organised in cooperatives. If you are active in the foods, pharmaceutics or cosmetics industry, then you definitely should get to know these carefully vetted IPD exporters more closely.

Indonesia is able to boast a long tradition in the wood processing sector. IPD very consciously supports the production off fast-growing, light woods sourced from Agroforestry systems. These sustainable, renewable resources generate respectable income for the local smallholders.

Especially important for importers: All products are FLEGT-licensed and can therefore be legally imported to Europe in the terms of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR).


  • FLEGT-licensed timber products
  • Huge diversity of natural ingredients
  • Contact mediation to suppliers thoroughly qualified by IPD

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Our products from Indonesia
A selection of different spices is presented on spoons

Natural ingredients

The variety of natural ingredients in Indonesia is well known: Salts and spices, organic specialty rice, nectars, various coconut products, or essential oils and extracts - IPD suppliers deliver them in outstanding quality.

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Sustainable wood products

The repertoire of Indonesian IPD companies includes classic hardwood products such as meranti and teak, but also plywood and glue-laminated panels made from fast-growing plantation woods such as jabon and albasia.

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We will be happy to provide you with comprehensive information about our diverse range of offers from Indonesia.

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Get to know our companies from Indonesia

International Food Trade fair

SIAL 2024

Paris // 19.10. - 23.10.2024

Save the date: IPD is once again bringing a variety of natural ingredients to SIAL. 

We will be presenting over 40…

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Trade fair for food additives

Food ingredients Europe (FiE) 2024

Frankfurt // 19.11. - 21.11.2024

Save the date: Meet evaluated companies from our partner countries!

This year, IPD will once again put you in touch…


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Country report Indonesia

IPD engagement in Indonesia

Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands in Southeast Asia. The country offers high biodiversity and is rich in natural resources. This is an advantage for products such as natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Furthermore, the timber industry is traditionally well developed. The island state has long been involved in international trade, but in the past, it was mainly raw materials which were exported.

Learn more about our work in our country report Indonesia.



Lightweight timber

from Indonesia

It is not only the weight that is convincing. Find out about all the features and benefits.


Sustained export promotion

Coconut sugar from Java

The Indonesian company has been participating in the IPD's export promotion program since 2015 and has developed into an internationally active trading company.

Your contact for Indonesia

Angie Martinez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural Ingredients (Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka)

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Frank Maul

Expert Sourcing + Markets
Sustainable wood products (Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ukraine)