According to the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Singapore is the largest foreign investor in Indonesia. In the first half of 2014, Indonesia received USD $3.4 billion worth of investments from Singapore. In total, foreign companies invested IDR 150 trillion (USD $12.9 billion) in Indonesia during the first six months of 2014. This is the highest amount of foreign investment that Indonesia has ever managed to attract in a six-month period. It also diluted fears that the legislative and presidential elections would cause a temporary slowdown.
Most foreign investment realization in the first six months of 2014 went to the Indonesia’s mining sector (USD $2.8 billion) due to increased investments in smelting facilities, followed by the food industry sector (USD $2.1 billion), and the transportation, warehouse & telecommunication sector (USD $1.6 billion).
Based on location, foreign investment was highest in West Java (USD $3.2 billion) and the special territory of Jakarta (USD $2.1 billion) in the first half of 2014. These regions are the most densely populated regions of Indonesia. Third most populair foreign investment destination was mineral-rich East Kalimantan (USD $1.5 billion).
Top Five Largest Investors in Indonesia First Half 2014:
|Singapore||USD $3.4 billion|
|Japan||USD $1.5 billion|
|Malaysia||USD $0.7 billion|
|USA||USD $0.5 billion|
|South Korea||USD $0.7 billion|
Foreign and Domestic Investment in Indonesia (in IDR trillion):
|Domestic Direct Investment||34.6||38.2|
|Foreign Direct Investment||72.0||78.0|
|Domestic Direct Investment||14.1||18.9||19.0||24.0||19.7||20.8||25.2||27.5||27.5||33.1||33.5||34.1|
|Foreign Direct Investment||39.5||43.1||46.5||46.2||51.5||56.1||56.6||65.5||65.5||66.7||67.0||71.2|
Source: Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)