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  • Textile Sector Indonesia: Demand Down, but Exports Rise

    Textile Sector Indonesia: Demand Down, but Exports Rise

    A small 0.62 percent year-on-year (y/y) growth was detected in Indonesia's textile exports in the first half of 2017. This modest growth was supported by a 20.4 percent (y/y) rise in knitwear exports. Ade Sudrajat, Chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association (API), said Indonesia's downstream textile manufacturers were actually pleased with this result as it exceeds expectations amid bleak textile demand from various countries.

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  • Indonesia’s Higher Import Duties on Consumer Goods to Backfire?

    Indonesia’s Higher Import Duties on Consumer Goods to Backfire?

    In an effort to boost the domestic consumer goods industry, the Indonesian government today (23/07) raised import tariffs for food, cars, clothes and many other consumer goods. This seemingly protectionist measure is aimed at reducing Indonesia’s dependence on imported goods as well as to boost the country’s general economic growth, which has slowed to a six-year low of 4.71 percent (y/y) in the first quarter of 2015, by supporting development of the local consumer goods industry.

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  • Indonesian Fashion Week: Turning Indonesia into Global Fashion Center?

    Indonesian Fashion Week: Turning Indonesia into Global Fashion Center?

    Within the creative economy industry, the fashion sector of Indonesia is the second-largest contributor to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), after culinary. At the opening of the fourth Indonesian Fashion Week, Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya stated that fashion contributes IDR 200 trillion (USD $15.6 billion) to the country’s GDP. The Indonesian Fashion Week, organized by the Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers (APPMI), is part of an ambition to turn Indonesia into a world center for fashion by 2025.

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  • Can Indonesia Become the Mecca of Islamic Fashion?

    Can Indonesia Become the Mecca of Islamic Fashion?

    Ahead of the Islamic Ramadan and Idul Fitri celebrations, consumption tends to increase in Indonesia. One of the products that is searched for by Indonesian consumers (those who adhere to Islam) is Muslim fashion such as clothes and the veil. In fact, the Indonesian government wants the nation to become Asia's center for Muslim fashion by the year 2018 and the world's Muslim fashion leader by 2020. Muslim clothes are also envisaged to become a key export product. Currently, Indonesia's Muslim fashion exports are still rather insignificant.

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