Imports to Indonesia fell in recent years, with purchases of non-oil products along with oil and gas showing dramatic reductions. In recent years, imports reduced almost 20% to around USD140 billion. The imports in Indonesia were on average over 3000 USD Million from 1960 until today, which hit a peak of over 17400 USD Million in mid 2013 with a record low of around 20 USD Million towards the end of 1959. The rate of growth for the Indonesian economy has been a steady 5 to 6% over the last 10 years. This shows a more stable rate than the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) or Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
Indonesia Country Profile
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Indonesia Exports Profile
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Top 5 Export Products at HS 6 digit level
Palm oil (excl. crude) and liquid fractions
Other coal, not agglomerated, nes
Spelt, common wheat and meslin
Natural gas, liquefied
Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou
Chart Showing GDP Growth Compared to rest of world
GDP Composition for Indonesia
Rubber and similar products, palm oil, poultry, beef, forest products, shrimp, cocoa, coffee, medicinal herbs, essential oil, fish and its similar products, and spices
Petroleum and natural gas, textiles, automotive, electrical appliances, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, medical instruments and appliances, handicrafts, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, processed food, jewelry, and tourism
Importing from Indonesia: What is trade finance?
Trade finance is a revolving facility which alternative financiers offer – it enables organisations to buy products and can help ease cashflow issues.
Often, an alternative financier will fund most of the cost of the receivables, including charges (e.g. VAT charges).
Trade finance offers added advantages over more traditional bank finance including asset finance or business loans. Trade finance provides quick funding without affecting existing bank relationships.
How does it work?
If you’re an organisation importing or exporting inventory outside of your own country, then a trade finance facility would help you to fund this through offering a letter of credit (LC) or some form of cash advance.
I’m looking to import from XXX, how can Trade Finance Global help, and how does it work?
If you are looking to import products from other international markets, you may require import finance, which is an agreement between yourself (the importer) and the foreign exporter. A non-bank lender would act as the intermediary, paying the foreign exporter on your behalf until you get the inventory and have then sold them to your buyer. Repaying the funder then happens over an agreed period of time.
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