Export: What you need to know about Indonesia

Indonesia is an exciting market for Swiss exporters: The country is the largest economic power in the Southeast Asian region and the middle class continues to grow. About 150 Swiss companies are already active in Indonesia.

The rapidly growing middle class in Indonesia has great potential
The rapidly growing middle class in Indonesia has great potential

Switzerland is 11th in the ranking of foreign direct investments; In 2016, Swiss companies invested USD 372 million in Indonesia, creating more than 20,000 local jobs.

Bilateral trade between Switzerland and Indonesia has also grown. In 2016, trade was valued at 2.8 billion US dollars, compared to 1.9 billion US dollars in 2015.
The main imports to Switzerland from Indonesia in 2016 were precious metals and gems (86%), followed by textiles, clothing and footwear (6%).
Imports from Indonesia to Switzerland in 2016 mainly consisted of chemical and pharmaceutical products (42%), machinery and electronic equipment (32%) as well as precision instruments, watches and jewelry (9%).

S-GE supports companies exporting to Indonesia

Indonesia has 262 million inhabitants, some 10 million of whom live in Jakarta. The large population and the large middle class open up new possibilities for Swiss companies. According to an evaluation by the Swiss Business Hub in Indonesia, there is great potential for the following four sectors:

  • Medical equipment
  • Information and communications technology
  • Consumer goods
  • Food processing technology

Switzerland Global Enterprise has been represented in Indonesia by a Swiss Business Hub since July 2017. Our local consultants support Swiss and Liechtenstein companies with their business development in the Southeast Asian country. They help to find a suitable market strategy and reliable partners for Indonesia.

Further country and market information about Indonesia can be found in the download area.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions concerning exports.



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