Indonesia’s latest manufacturing data showed that the contraction in manufacturing activity has continued in June 2020, but the level of contraction was not as bad as in the past two months. This is in line with our forecast as the Indonesian government gradually allowed the Indonesian economy to reopen in June 2020.
Update COVID-19 in Indonesia: 115,056 confirmed infections, 5,388 deaths (4 August 2020)
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In June 2020 the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continued to undermine business activity and consumer demand across Indonesia, hence triggering very low inflation, namely 0.18 percent month-on-month (m/m).
Something interesting that we had pointed out in last month’s edition of our report is that the Indonesian government has started to loosen the self-imposed social and business restrictions despite the fact that new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are still growing exponentially across the country (with Jakarta, West Java, East Java, Central Java, and South Sulawesi being the epicenters).
On Friday (03/07/2020) Indonesia Investments released the June 2020 edition of its monthly report. In this edition, titled 'Indonesia's New Normal', several topics are discussed including the new normal for Indonesia (as the COVID-19 pandemic changes people's behavior and changes local regulations), Indonesia's micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (which have come under great stress), and Indonesia's energy sector.