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Country Brief

Indonesia is located in South-Eastern Asia, an archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The country has posted trade deficit in recent years as exports fell down due to slowdown in the global economy and imports surged. The country has become a net importer of oil with rising domestic consumption and stagnant oil production. Indonesia’s major exports are oil, gas, electrical equipment and machinery and main trading partners include China, Japan and the United Sates. A member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, G-20 and a driving force within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia has become a leading economy at the regional and multilateral levels.


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Export potential

Notes: Top 20 products listed in decreasing order of their export potential to the world. Development indicators are relative to the country’s current situation, green indicating performance above its trade-weighted median and red otherwise. A blank cell indicates that data are not available. A blank cell in export potential means that the product was not consistently demanded over five years by any country in the respective region. Exports (US$ thousand) correspond to average exports to the world over the period 2009-2013.