Indonesia aims for 15 percent growth of car exports
The minister said he sees high demand for Indonesian cars from ASEAN countries.
“The ASEAN market has big potential.
“The most Indonesian car exports were to the Philippines, Vietnam and also Thailand, which has started to open its market,” said Airlangga in a statement as quoted by setkab.go.id on Thursday.
The minister said Australia would also become another potential market for Indonesian automobiles, particularly after the recent signing of the Indonesia- Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CAPA).
The government was now waiting for ratification of the agreement by the Australian parliament and Indonesia’s House of Representatives, he said.
“After the agreement is ratified, export potential [to Australia] would be greater, including for electric vehicles.
“Australia will give us high priority,” he said, adding that the automotive industry was one of the best structured manufacturing sectors in Indonesia. ■