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Indonesian Economy to Reach $2 Trillion by 2018

Feb 15, 2013

Indonesia is the large archipelago located between Southeast Asia and Australia. Indonesia’s GDP grew at a CAGR of 5.6% for a total of $890.67 billion at current prices in 2012. The country is recognized for its strong economic growth, prudent fiscal management, and a sound macroeconomic policy framework in recent years. Lucintel estimates the economy of Indonesia would reach $2 trillion by 2018. The country has a risk rating of BBB by different credit rating agencies.

Lucintel's study encompasses the major drivers. Indonesia has low dependence on foreign trade. The major source of domestic consumption in the country is its burgeoning middle class. This factor insulates Indonesia from being dependent on exports and become vulnerable to economic risks.

Indonesia ranks among the more stable economies of the Asia Pacific region. The country has an advantageous position in terms of its young population. The level of education plays a vital role in the development of better quality human resources in the country. In Indonesia, the national literacy rate stands at 92% and there is approximately 39% enrollment in tertiary education, which is ample and indicates the quality of higher education.

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