Indonesian inflation was kept at a very mild rate of 0.34 percent month-on-month (m/m) in December 2019. This is remarkably low inflation considering the last month of the year usually triggers a significant increase in demand for consumer goods in the context of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. It is also a period when many Indonesians opt for a holiday.
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For the past couple of months we have frequently heard President Joko Widodo and other top government officials refer to the upcoming omnibus laws as key tools or solutions to improve the quality and attractiveness of Indonesia’s investment environment.
On Tuesday (07/01) Indonesia Investments released the December 2019 edition of its monthly report. The report aims to inform the reader of the key political, economic and social developments that occurred in Indonesia in the month of December 2019 and also touches upon key international developments that made an impact on the Indonesian economy.
For the fifth straight month manufacturing activity in Indonesia remained in the red zone, implying that the fourth – and last – quarter of 2019 is bound to be a disappointing quarter in terms of manufacturing activity (possibly becoming the weakest quarter in four years). And this is certainly not a good omen for Indonesia’s economic growth in Q4-2019.