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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.

 

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...

 

The construction of numerous large infrastructure projects has contributed considerably to economic expansion since 2012. The sector, still mostly driven by public investment, has witnessed significant growth in recent years; its dynamism has attracted international companies, particularly Chinese firms, which have completed several important...

 

What successes has the Presidential Housing Plan seen since its establishment?

 

Although construction of a wide range of commercial units and high-value projects have been completed since 2011, there is a housing shortage of 400, 000-600,000 units across the country, with around 200,000 of these in Abidjan alone. As the population and urbanisation rates grow, demand for housing is rising by an estimated 40,000-50,000...

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