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    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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Steel consumption in Indonesia is forecast to rise from 15.1m tonnes in 2018 to 22.7m tonnes in 2024. Most demand is expected to come from the government’s infrastructure drive; however, a limited production capacity and highly competitive prices for imported steel has led authorities to call for greater investment in its steel industry and...


In what ways are eco-friendly materials and sustainability-focused research and development (R&D) impacting the construction sector?


In the years following the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis Indonesia’s economy experienced robust growth, a result of the commodities boom of 2001-12, spurred in part by the exponential development of both India and China. During this period the country averaged 6% annual GDP growth. However, by 2013 approximately one-third of the government’s...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Indonesia 2020

Indonesia’s economy averaged 6% annual GDP growth in...

Indonesia is the world’s 16th-largest economy and presents an enticing opportunity for investors, with ongoing reform efforts and attractive demographics. Meanwhile, a booming start-up ecosystem signals the country’s rising consumer power and regional influence. While headwinds are expected to follow Covid-19, Indonesia’s strong foundations will help maintain momentum in the medium to long term.


Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the world. According to the UN, in 1950, 751m people lived in urban areas; however, by 2018 this number had risen to 4.2bn, equivalent to roughly 55% of the world’s population. By 2050 the UN estimates that this figure will rise to 68%. This...

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