Why Indonesia is a must-do market for Food & Beverage Industry?
The F&B industry sector plays an important role in the Indonesian economy. The strength of the F&B industry in Indonesia is supported by abundant natural resources and increasing domestic demand.
The F&B industry grew by 3.68 percent in the second quarter of 2022, showing a significant increase compared to the same period in 2021, which was 2.95 percent. In the same period, the F&B industry also contributed 38.38 percent to the Gross Domestic Product or GDP of the non-oil and gas industry. Therefore, this industry becomes the largest contributor to Indonesia’s GDP.
In January-June 2022, exports of the F&B industry reached USD 21.3 billion, rise to 9% compared to the same period in 2021 of USD 19.5 billion. Not only that, the F&B industry attracts investment of IDR 21.9 trillion by the second quarter of 2022.
In order to follow the direction of the Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap and the development of digital transformation, the government is committed to supporting the development of the manufacturing sector by accelerating the implementation of industry 4.0.
One of the priority industries included in the Making Indonesia 4.0 program is the F&B industry. With the implementation of Industry 4.0, the government hopes that the Indonesian food and beverage industry can be a key player in ASEAN, even in Asia. Indonesia with over 273 million population (the fourth largest population in the world) has been recognized as one of the most important dynamic markets and became a very promising market in the world.