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The economy of Indonesia is the largest in Southeast Asia and is one of the emerging market economies. As a middle-income country and member of the G20, Indonesia is classified as a newly industrialized country. It is the 17th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and the 7th largest in terms of GDP (PPP). Estimated at US$40 billion in 2019, Indonesia's Internet economy is expected to cross the US$130 billion mark by 2025. Indonesia depends on the domestic market and government budget spending and its ownership of state-owned enterprises (the central government owns 141 enterprises). The administration of prices of a range of basic goods (including rice and electricity) also plays a significant role in Indonesia's market economy. However, since the 1990s, the majority of the economy has been controlled by individual Indonesians and foreign companies.
|Currency||Rupiah (IDR, Rp)|
|APEC, WTO, G-20, IOR-ARC, RCEP, AFTA, ASEAN, EAS, ADB, others|
GDP per capita
GDP per capita rank
GDP by sector
|5.28% (January 2023)|
Population below poverty line
| 2.5% in extreme poverty (2021 est.)
2.78% in multidimensional poverty (2021)
|37.3 medium (2021)|
Labour force by occupation
|Unemployment||6.0% (2022 est.)|
|palm oil, coal, petroleum, petrochemicals, liquified natural gas, vehicle, electronics, transportation, machinery, steel, telecommunication, electric power, food processing, wood industry, textile, footwear, consumer goods, integrated circuits, medical equipment, optical devices, paper, handicrafts, chemicals, rubber, pharmaceuticals, financial services, seafood, smelting, and tourism|
|73rd (easy, 2020)|
|Exports||$291.98 billion (2022)|
|Palm oil, Steel, Metal, Machinery and Industrial equipment, Chemicals products, Liquefied natural gas, Textiles products, Footwear products, Automobiles, Transportation products, Wooden products, Plastics|
Main export partners
|Imports||$237.52 billion (2022)|
|Machinery and Industrial equipment, Steel, Foodstuffs, Petroleum products, Electronics, Raw material, Chemicals products, Transportation products|
Main import partners
|+$3.46 billion (2021 est.)|
Gross external debt
|397.4 billion (Aug 2022)|
|37.0% of GDP (Q1 2022)|
|−3.29% (of GDP) (2021 est.)|
|Revenues||$176.6 billion (2022 est.)|
|Expenses||$207.8 billion (2022 est.)|
|$134.0 billion (November 2022)|
In the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the government took custody of a significant portion of private sector assets through the acquisition of nonperforming bank loans and corporate assets through the debt restructuring process, and the companies in custody were sold for privatization several years later. Since 1999, the economy has recovered. Growth has accelerated to over 4–6% in recent years.
In 2012, Indonesia replaced India as the second-fastest-growing G-20 economy, behind China. Since then, the annual growth rate has fluctuated around 5%. However, Indonesia faced a recession in 2020, when the economic growth collapsed to −2.07% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the worst growth since the 1997 crisis.
Indonesia is predicted to be the 4th largest economy in the world by 2045. Joko Widodo has stated that his cabinet's calculations showed that by 2045, Indonesia will have a population of 309 million people. By Widodo's estimate, there would be economic growth of 5−6% and GDP of US$9.1 trillion. Indonesia's income per capita is expected to reach US$29,000.