Indonesia’s close proximity and projected economic development will make it a strong trading partner for Queensland in the future – not to mention that Indonesia is a key regional leader in ASEAN of which $5.3 trillion of global trade passes through ASEAN’s waters each year.


Indonesia’s economy will evolve over the next five to 10 years into a modern economic powerhouse.

It is a dynamic, emerging market predicted to be a global top 10 economy by 2030 and have the third largest middle class in the world.

Drivers of demand will evolve as the country develops and the middle class grows.


Indonesia’s proximity to Queensland, demographics and ambitious development plans offer significant opportunities for Queensland companies.

Services that are in demand now such as project financing, design and management of infrastructure projects will change in five to 10 years to include personal financial services.

Healthcare will change from the provision of basic public hospital infrastructure to more specialist private healthcare delivery.

The middle class will increasingly demand more quality of life services such as aged care and child care.

The Queensland Government recently opened an office in Jakarta and appointed a new Trade and Investment Commissioner to strengthen its capacity to support Queensland businesses trading with Indonesia.

The Suramadu Bridge at Twilight, Surabaya, Indonesia. It is the longest Bridge in Indonesia.

Indonesia opportunities



  • Roads
  • Ports
  • Hospitals
  • Live cattle
  • Education and training
  • Project consultancy
  • Smart phone solutions
  • Coal, gas and geothermal


  • Mass transit, e.g. increased air travel
  • Beef
  • Financial services
  • More advanced healthcare
  • Aged care
  • Renewable energy
  • Insurance
  • Superannuation
  • Gourmet and functional food
  • Sustainable design
  • Eco living
  • Alternative fuels

Sector opportunities in India

US$500bn National Infrastructure Program


The Indonesian Government’s US$500bn National Infrastructure Program over the next five years opens opportunities for Queensland providers of services and technologies along the value chain for the development of ports, airports, roads, water and energy projects.

2 million live cattle target

Food and agribusiness

Opportunities around the development of Indonesia’s beef herd and associated expertise in veterinary services, pasture and horticulture development, genetics and meat processing consultancies.

18,000 students

Education and training

Indonesia’s developing economy will require training across several sectors including transport, mining and agriculture.

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Indonesia Market Overview

Indonesia Market Overview

February 15, 2017

Export market overview and commissioner profile for Indonesia

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