Last year, the US economy grew by 2.1 percent. This number is expected to increase to 2.3 percent in 2013 and 3.0 percent in 2014. Indonesia's economy grew 6.2 percent in 2012, down from 6.5 percent in 2011 mainly due to weak global demand that impacted on Indonesia's exports. The country's exports fell 6.6 percent last year, resulting in a trade deficit starting from April 2012.

About 13 percent of Indonesia's total exports are shipped to the US. As such, US demand has a big influence on export numbers of Indonesia.