Monday, May 16, 2011

Indonesia - a neglected opportunity

We can consider China and the India key players in Southeast Asia, but lets not forget the Indonesia. Indonesia offers various possibilities for profit both for exporters and importers. If allows to look more closely at the Indonesia.

Indonesia is an island country based and consists of 17508 Islands, but only about 6000 of them is inhabited. Statistically, the Indonesia is the 16th largest country in the world with a population of more than $ 200 million. The main religion is Islam and you must consider in the course of business in Indonesia. The Indonesia is a democratic country, which is generally a good idea, but at the same time, it is a good land of corruption and the level of corruption in Indonesia is one of the highest in Southeast Asia.

The Indonesia has vast quantities of natural resources, including crude oil, natural gas, tin, copper and gold. In fact, the Indonesia is the largest Tin market in the world. Therefore, there are many opportunities to do business and make money.

The 1997 Asian financial crisis struck the most difficult of the Indonesia. Economic development slows and even decreased, at a given time, inflation has increased by 77%, but the Indonesia was able to recover and now its GDP is growing. And although it may seem weir Indonesia must feel very happy of the 1997 crisis, because due to that the current global crisis has had a minimal effect on the Indonesia.

Major trading partners the Indonesia are the Japan, the United States and China earlier the main exported products are the natural resources and various courses. That are mainly imported equipment, chemical products and food. It is therefore quite a few opportunities for trade and profit.

The labour costs are very low, as in most Asian countries, and it is because of the level of poverty of the Indonesia. From the humanitarian point of view, it is obviously very bad, but on the other side manufacturers are capable of producing their goods at low cost and the price of the goods is affordable even for the poorest part of the world's population.

Matthew e. Brock is a writer for the site of suggestions of International trade . See intelligent and valuable information. Subscribe to our business newsletter for more tips and suggestions.

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