Digital trade to be biggest support for Indonesian economy by 2030



Rachmadea Aisyah | The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s digital trade is expected to be the biggest support for the country’s economy by 2030, by helping commodities and manufacturing goods as well as services gain greater online market access.

The research was jointly conducted by AlphaBeta, the Hinrich Foundation and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), titled the Digital Komodo Dragon: How Indonesia can capture digital trade opportunity at home and abroad.

The research shows that digital trade could create opportunity worth Rp 2.3 quadrillion (US$172 billion) for the domestic economy alone by 2030, equivalent to 9 percent of Indonesia’s projected gross domestic product, from only Rp 125 trillion by 2017.

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