Indonesia 2018

Indonesia 2018

Indonesia is spending big in order to drive growth, but at what expense? Consumer confidence remains low, yet there are signs that investment may be paying off.

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TBY assesses trends and developments in all major economic sectors of particular countries, including finance, energy, industry, ICT, transport, real estate and construction, agriculture, health and education, and tourism. Often featuring more than 150 face-to-face interviews with top business and political leaders, TBY's country-specific editions are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

Each print publication also includes a TBY Analytics insert in which we comparatively analyze metadata from our extensive body of interviews in order to better understand business sentiment and predict trends.

50% of the interviewees in the industry sector spoke about the industries that were the most competitive in Indonesia. The most commonly mentioned sectors were:

  • Petrochemicals 25%
  • Textiles 25%
  • Automotive 12.5%
  • Geothermal energy 12.5%
  • Manufacturing 12.5%
  • Agriculture 12.5%
  • Natural resources 12.5%


With a large population and growing middle-class segment, every sector stands to gain from Indonesia's burgeoning growth.

  • Batara Sianturi, CEO, Citibank Indonesia
  • Heiko Brix, Regional Director, Lufthansa Group Airlines
  • Karen Lim, President Director, BMW Group Indonesia


Keen to become a sharia banking hub, Indonesia is fine tuning its financial universe for greater depth and participation.

“Together with Single Investor Identi cation (SID) and the Investor Client's Fund Account (RDN), AKSes Facility is intended to be an investor protection facility in the local capital market."
- Friderica Widyasari Dewi, President Director, Indonesia Central Securities Depository (KSEI)