From The Report: Indonesia 2017
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Historically, Indonesia’s industrial sector has long been content to target the low-hanging fruit of its sizeable captive domestic market for much of its output, while exporting primarily raw materials or low-value-added products abroad. But in line with the evolution of the country’s economy, a strategic shift has been accelerating over the past decade, which is aimed at diversifying the industrial manufacturing sector and deriving greater value from domestic resources, in addition to providing more and higher-quality jobs for the growing population.

This chapter contains interviews with Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Defence; Rosan Roeslani, Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Lee Kang Hyun, President, Korean Chamber of Commerce; and Simon Linge, President-Director, Bluescope Steel Indonesia.