Indonesia Construction

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

Indonesia’s economy averaged 6% annual GDP growth in the years following the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis. However, by 2013 approximately one-third of the budget was being channelled into unprofitable fuel subsidies at the expense of infrastructure development. This meant that industry and transportation did not develop in line with economic gains, stunting growth of the construction sector...

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.

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The completion of mass rapid transit (MRT) systems, intercity rail links and toll roads in recent years throughout Indonesia has heralded the emergence of transit-oriented developments (TODs) in real estate. These are intended to maximise the convenience of major transport centres, thereby reducing the collective dependence on private motor...

 

As an economy largely dependent upon private consumption and commodity prices, Indonesia’s property market is sensitive to fluctuations in both areas. Since the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 Bank Indonesia, the central bank, has been understandably cautious whenever market anomalies are identified. As a result, a deceleration in economic...

 

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...

 

How can new technologies be leveraged to assist urban developments in the medium term?

 

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...

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