This chapter includes the following articles.
As the largest economy in South-east Asia and the 10th-largest worldwide in terms of purchasing power parity, Indonesia’s vastly expanding middle-income base has enticed an influx of international manufacturers over the years. These factors have allowed the sector to perform well over the last decade, despite the global economic slowdown in consumption. Industry has long served as a vital engine of growth for the Indonesian economy, and it continues to play a pivotal role in the development of the business climate.
This chapter contains interviews with Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry; Rosan Roeslani, Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Hemant Bakshi, President Director, Unilever Indonesia.