Country Information Export Development Canada Asia and Pacific

Indonesia

With a population of more than 260 million, a growing middle class, and successful economic reforms, Indonesia is Canada’s largest export market in Southeast Asia.

Evaluating the market in Indonesia

We can help you get a better understanding of market activity, relationships and support to grow your business.

EDC Position

EDC Country Position - Open

Open

What this means:

  • Actively pursuing business
  • All EDC solutions are available in this market, subject to regular approval criteria
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position –Low  Medium Risk

Low to Medium Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in Indonesia

Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia, is a member of the G20 and a powerhouse within the ASEAN region. With over 250 million inhabitants, the country is Canada’s largest trading partner and top investment destination in the region. While commodities continue to drive economic growth, the Indonesian government is taking steps to rebalance the economy and focus more on manufacturing. Not only will this diversify the economy, it will also help to serve the middle class’ demand for modern consumer goods and technologies. Indonesia has many opportunities in a variety of sectors, however, bureaucracy, lack of transparency and inadequate infrastructure continue to threaten investors. That said, the government has committed itself to combatting these issues and the business environment is showing signs of improvement. To succeed in Indonesia, Canadian companies must be prepared to invest time and resources to develop the necessary local relationships and conduct strong due diligence prior to entering the market.
  • Aerospace
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Satellite
  • Telecom

Here’s a helpful tip for doing business in Indonesia

Business relationships are based on trust in Indonesia. Make personal contact with potential partners and customers when traveling here.

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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC