Indonesia Retail Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Retail & E-Commerce from The Report: Indonesia 2017

Now comprising a mix of traditional markets and modern retail outlets, Indonesia’s retail sector has been swiftly evolving since the late 1990s, when the country’s economic development began to accelerate. Gross national income per capita at current prices grew from $570 1999 to $3440 in 2015, more than a 500% increase over 15-year period, according to World Bank data. Fuelled by this economic...

The Indonesian government is in the midst of pursuing an ambitious new growth strategy, emphasizing investment over domestic consumption as a primary growth driver in the wake of depressed commodity prices, lagging household consumption and lower-than-anticipated government revenues.

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Steady economic growth, rising disposable income levels and cheaper credit are set to spur activity in Indonesia’s retail sector through to the end of the year and into 2017.

 

Traditional family-run corner stores and kiosks have long been a staple of the retail landscape across Indonesia, providing a range of necessities for both urban and rural neighbourhoods across the country. But over the past decade expansion efforts by larger franchise chains have been threatening this long-held market structure. The mini-mart...

 

What is the potential for the growth of the e-commerce industry in Indonesia?

 

Now comprising a mix of old-world markets and modern retail outlets, Indonesia’s retail sector has been swiftly evolving since the late 1990s, when the country’s economic development began to accelerate. Gross national income per capita at current prices grew from $570 1999 to $3440 in 2015, more than a 500% increase over 15-year period,...

 

As smartphones become more commonplace in Indonesia, apps are enjoying a surge in popularity, suggesting increased platforms for e-commerce to strengthen its economic foothold. Online trading and transport apps in particular are generating interest, offering a solid foundation for other start-ups, and attracting international players and...

The Indonesian government is in the midst of pursuing an ambitious new growth strategy, emphasizing investment over domestic consumption as a primary growth driver in the wake of depressed commodity prices, lagging household consumption and lower-than-anticipated government revenues.