Manufacturing Industry Contributes the Achievement of the National Export Value

The Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto said that so far the manufacturing industry had made the biggest contribution to the achievement of the value of national exports. “This also signifies that national manufacturing products have good quality so that they are able to be competitive internationally,” he said.

The Ministry of Industry noted, during January-June 2019, shipments of national manufactured products were able to penetrate up to USD60.14 billion. This value contributed 74.88 percent of the national export achievements which reached USD80.32 billion in the first half of this year.

“So, manufacturing products still dominate our exports,” said Airlangga. The three largest sectors in supporting the value of national exports in the first half of 2019, namely the food industry amounted to USD12.36 billion, then the base metal industry $ 8.14 billion, and followed by the chemical industry and goods from chemicals USD6.37 billion.

In addition to the manufacturing industry, the Ministry of Industry is also concerned with product design creations, especially SMEs (Small and Medium Industries), including efforts to increase innovation and product design creations. To make this happen, the Ministry of Industry will hold the 2019 Indonesia Good Design Selection (IGDS) Award, the highest award in the field of industrial design and product design in the country.

“The implementation of IGDS aims to appreciate the companies, industry players and designers who have contributed to improving the quality of national industrial products, as well as helping to increase the competitive value of products from the product design innovations that it does,” said the Director General of Small, Medium and Various Industries (IKMA) of the Ministry of Industry Gati Wibawaningsih in Jakarta, Tuesday (27/8).

To introduce the 2019 IGDS Award, the Ministry of Industry is actively conducting socialization activities in several regions. “Until now, we have visited four cities, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Bali. Later it will also be held in Jakarta, “he said. The socialization program titled Indonesian Design Goes Globalwas packed with millennial concepts and casual discussion sessions.

Source: Ministry of Industry Press Release