Both Indonesia's manufacturing output and new orders in September fell the most since June on weaker client confidence and on declining new export orders from Asia and Europe. As a consequence of weak conditions in the nation's manufacturing sector, Indonesian manufacturers reduced the number of employees further.

Manufacturing PMI Indonesia:

Meanwhile, the significantly weakened rupiah rate (which has depreciated nearly 18 percent against the US dollar so far in 2015) causes higher import costs. Therefore, manufacturers raised their selling prices during the last month. This contributes to Indonesia's still relatively high inflation pace of 6.83 percent (y/y) in September. However, inflation is expected to ease markedly ahead of the new year as the impact of last year's subsidized fuel price hike wanes.