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  • Manufacturing Activity Indonesia to Tap the Ramadan Momentum?

    Manufacturing Activity Indonesia to Tap the Ramadan Momentum?

    Indonesia's Industry Ministry is optimistic that the nation's manufacturing activity will improve in the second quarter of 2017, primarily supported by rising production in Indonesia's automotive and food & beverage sectors amid the Ramadan month and subsequent Idul Fitri celebrations. This period always triggers a peak in consumption due to the many food parties (especially in the evening). Moreover, car and motorcycle sales tend to rise ahead of the Idul Fitri period when millions of Indonesians travel back to their places of origin to spend a few days with their families.

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  • Investors Complain: Difficult to Obtain Permits in Indonesia

    Investors Complain: Difficult to Obtain Permits in Indonesia

    Hariyadi Sukamdani, Chairman of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo), said investors continue to complain about the difficulty of obtaining all necessary investment permits in the regions of Indonesia even though, generally, there has been an improvement in the degree of bureaucracy under the Joko Widodo administration.

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  • Why Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Should Grow Strong in 2017

    Why Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Should Grow Strong in 2017

    Several players in Indonesia's food and beverage industry are optimistic that their business will do better in 2017 compared to the preceding year. Meanwhile, while the Industry Ministry of Indonesia set its target for growth of the national food and beverage industry in 2017 at the range of 7.5 - 7.8 percent year-on-year (y/y), an industry group is confident that the industry will expand up to 8.5 percent (y/y) this year, similar to last year's performance. Why should Indonesia's food and beverage industry expand stronger than the government's target in 2017?

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  • Great Potential in Indonesia's Modern Retail, Food & Beverage Sectors

    Great Potential in Indonesia's Modern Retail, Food & Beverage Sectors

    Both Indonesia's processed food and beverage industry and modern retail sectors are considered to have great potential for the next three years due to Indonesia's huge domestic market, expanding middle class as well as sharply rising Internet and smartphone penetration (giving rise to a rapidly developing e-commerce industry). Meanwhile, accelerated economic growth and low inflation are the right recipe to boost people's purchasing power, hence boosting sales.

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  • Food & Beverage Industry Indonesia: Exports Rising Sharply

    Food & Beverage Industry Indonesia: Exports Rising Sharply

    Indonesia's exports of processed food and beverage products may surpass the level of USD $8 billion this year, up around 33 percent (y/y) from the realization of USD $6 billion in 2015. Rising food and beverage exports are the result of an improving global economic environment. Adhi Lukman, General Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), informed that Indonesia's rapidly rising processed food and beverage exports are particularly supported by growing demand from other ASEAN countries.

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  • Food & Beverage Industry of Indonesia: Positive Outlook

    Food & Beverage Industry of Indonesia: Positive Outlook

    Turnover in one of the most lucrative industries within the Indonesian economy - the processed food and beverage industry - is expected to reach IDR 540 trillion (approx. USD $40.9 billion) in the second half of 2016, up roughly 8 percent from realization in the same period one year earlier. This solid growth is supported by Indonesia's improving purchasing power amid the accelerating economy and higher commodity prices, and growing output of the nation's processed food and beverage industry.

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  • Investment in Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Grows in 2016

    Investment in Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Grows in 2016

    Investment in Indonesia's processed food and beverage industry is expected to surpass the IDR 50 trillion level (approx. USD $3.9 billion) again in 2016, up 16 percent (y/y) from IDR 43 trillion in 2015. Adhi Lukman, General Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), said investment in this industry has been recovering in 2016 after a weakish 2015 when foreign direct investment into Indonesia's processed food and beverage industry fell 50 percent to USD $1.5 billion.

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  • Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Threatened by Sugar Shortage

    Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Threatened by Sugar Shortage

    Several companies in Indonesia's food and beverage industry may need to cease production altogether as there is a shortage of sugar ahead of the Idul Fitri celebrations (which mark the end of the Ramadan month). Adhi Lukman, Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), said there are at least ten companies that are in direct need of new sugar supplies for their production process. Without new sugar supplies, the factories will simply need to be shut down temporarily.

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  • Turnover in Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Up 7.55% in Q1-2016

    Turnover in Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Up 7.55% in Q1-2016

    Turnover in Indonesia's food and beverage sector reached IDR 400 trillion (approx. USD $30.3 billion) in the first quarter of 2016, up 7.55 percent from the same period one year earlier. Adhi Lukman, Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), is content to see the growth pace, particularly because it is supported by rising sales volumes. In Q1-2015 the growth pace in Indonesia's food and beverage industry was higher (at +8.16 percent y/y) but this growth was more supported by higher prices rather than rising sales volumes.

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  • Foreign Investors Keen on Investing in Indonesia's Food Sector

    Foreign Investors Keen on Investing in Indonesia's Food Sector

    The food sector is one of the sectors within Indonesia's manufacturing industry that continues to lure foreign investors. This statement is based on the latest report of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the investment services agency of the Indonesian government, released in late December. The agency notes that applications by investors for principle licenses in the food sector in the period 1 January to 28 December 2015 were worth a total of IDR 184.9 trillion (approx. USD $13.5 billion).

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Latest Columns Gapmmi

  • Indonesia Sets Realistic Investment Target for Food & Beverage Industry

    Indonesia Sets Realistic Investment Target for Food & Beverage Industry

    Adhi Lukman, Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), says he is optimistic that the investment targets that are set by Indonesia's Industry Ministry will be met this year. The Industry Ministry targets to see a total of IDR 63.25 trillion (approx. USD $4.6 billion) worth of private sector investment in the food and beverage industry of Indonesia, up 6.7 percent compared to investment realization in this industry one year earlier.

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  • Food & Beverage Industry Indonesia: Gov't Policies Undermine Profitability

    Food & Beverage Industry Indonesia: Gov't Policies Undermine Profitability

    Turnover in Indonesia's food and beverage industry is expected to grow 8.5 percent year-on-year (y/y) to IDR 1,400 trillion (approx. USD $105.2 billion) in 2017, while direct investment in this industry is expected to remain flat at around IDR 63 trillion (approx. USD $4.7 billion) with especially investors from Japan and South Korea eager to invest. Considering Indonesia's huge population (numbering more than 255 million) and their recovering purchasing power (after the five-year economic slowdown ended in 2016, while commodity prices have improved) the food and beverage industry is an attractive one for investors.

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  • Foreign Investment in Indonesia's Processed Food & Beverage Industry

    Foreign Investment in Indonesia's Processed Food & Beverage Industry

    Foreign investment in Indonesia's processed food and beverage industry is expected to have surpassed the level of USD $1 billion in the first half of 2016. Adhi Lukman, General Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), informed that this result is much better compared to last year when foreign investment in the full-year only reached USD $1.5 billion. He added that foreign investment in the processed food and beverage industry (including food ingredients) is dominated by Asian countries, specifically Japan, South Korea and India.

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  • Food & Beverage Industry Indonesia: Rising Consumption on Ramadan & Idul Fitri

    Food & Beverage Industry Indonesia: Rising Consumption on Ramadan & Idul Fitri

    Turnover in Indonesia's processed food and beverage industry is expected to rise 10 percent (m/m) to IDR 440 trillion (approx. USD $32.4 billion) in the second quarter of 2016 from IDR 400 trillion in the preceding quarter. This growth is expected to come on the back of Islamic celebrations (Ramadan and Idul Fitri) that always trigger rising consumption. Although the Ramadan is the holy fasting month for Muslims - implying a focus on self-control - dinner and early breakfast 'parties' boost turnover in the nation's food and beverage industry.

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  • Positive Outlook Investments in Indonesia’s Food & Beverage Industry

    Positive Outlook Investments in Indonesia’s Food & Beverage Industry

    Investment in Indonesia’s processed food and beverage industry is expected to grow at least ten percent to IDR 55 trillion (USD $4.6 billion) in 2015 from an estimated investment realization of IDR 50 trillion in 2014. Adhi Lukman, General Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), said that investments in this sector have been solid due to rising consumption of food and beverages in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Particularly foreign investments have been strong in 2014 and are expected to continue next year.

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  • 20 Japanese Food and Beverage Companies Plan to Invest in Indonesia

    20 Japanese Food and Beverage Companies Plan to Invest in Indonesia

    A total of twenty Japanese companies engaged in the food and beverage industry are exploring investment opportunities in Indonesia. According to research conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the food and beverage industry of Indonesia is regarded as a lucrative investment opportunity by these companies. If realized, these foreign direct investments could be worth between USD $400 million to USD $1 billion. However, JICA’s research did not mention any names of the Japanese companies.

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