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EXPORT & IMPORT

Indonesia is the 28th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, Indonesia exported $380B and imported $339B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $40.9B. In 2016 the GDP of Indonesia was $932B and its GDP per capita was $11.6k. The top exports of Indonesia are Coal Briquettes ($16.2B), Palm Oil ($15.2B), Petroleum Gas ($6.82B), Crude Petroleum ($5.46B) and Jewellery ($4.02B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($10B), Crude Petroleum ($6.36B), Telephones ($4.23B), Vehicle Parts ($3.01B) and Computers ($2.55B). CIS is a global trading company focusing on Export and Import. Throughout these pages you’ll see how our business has developed to a lot of other areas, but Export & Import has remained to be our focus.
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OUR EXIM COMMODITY

EXPORT COMMODITY

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Indonesia is the 5th most populated country in the world and is a major producer of agricultural products. The islands of Java and Bali account for only 7 percent of Indonesia’s total land area but 60 percent of the population.

Agriculture is very intensive on these islands, with up to three crop rotations per year. Off Java, soils are less fertile, and agriculture is less intensive. The major food crops, ranked by area harvested, are rice, corn, cassava, soybeans and peanuts.

Indonesia is also one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of tree crops such as rubber, copra, palm kernels, palm oil, coffee, cocoa and spices (Ministry of Agriculture, 2001).

“In terms of trade, imports into Indonesia in Q1-2016 were dominated by food and beverage products. In fact, Indonesia’s Statistics Agency (BPS) detected a staggering jump in food and beverage imports: imports of primary food and beverage items rose 32 percent (y/y) to USD $364 million in Q1-2016, while imports of processed food items surged 75 percent (y/y) to USD $886 million over the same period. This major jump cannot be explained by a massive increase in Indonesians’ purchasing power or a sudden rapidly expanding (as well as hungry) population.” 

 

The market has been outperforming overall economic growth

growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2018.

We have been enjoying trading in both Export and Import of products such as: Prepared Food, Vegetable, Canned, Edible Oil, Sun Flower Oil, Instant Food, Snacks, Mineral Water, Sweet Drinks, and others.

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COAL BRIQUETTES

Coal is the dominating force in power generation. At least 27 percent of the world’s total energy output and more than 39 percent of all electricity is produced by coal-fired power plants due to coal’s abundance, its relatively easy and low-cost extraction, and less expensive infrastructure requirements compared to other energy resources.

Indonesia contains abundant reserves in medium and low-quality coal. These types of coal are competitively priced on the international market (partly due to Indonesia’s low labor wages).

Indonesia’s strategic geographical position towards the giant emerging markets of China and India. Demand for low quality coal from these two countries has skyrocketed as many new coal-fired power plants have been built to supply electricity to their immense populations. 

Coal briquettes account for 8.5% of the country’s total exports and their annual output of $11.9 billion making Indonesia the 2nd largest with 18% market share, compared to market-leader, exporter in the world Australia who is responsible for 40% of the export market. Indonesia exports coal briquettes to numerous different countries, although key destinations are China, Japan and the United States, who take a combined 34% of their output.

We have been doing a lot of Export of coal briquettes to Middle East countries such as Dubai, Qatar and Yemen; as well as to some countries in the Europe such as German. Our briquettes ranged in quality from the best grade to the low cost one, in order to provide buyers with their various needs. The production are done in the city of Bondowoso (East Java), a perfect area known for its coconut tree and wood charcoal. As well as in Tangerang, Banten-close to the capital city of Indonesia; Jakarta.

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CERAMIC

Indonesia has competitive advantages in the ceramics industry, especially considering its abundant natural resources that could be used for raw materials of ceramics.

Moreover, Indonesia’s ceramics consumption is still relatively low compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors. Sales of ceramic tiles stood at around $1.8 billion 6th dollars. Indonesia is the largest consumer of tiles globally, with close to 350 million square metres being sold each year.

Given Indonesia’s status as a leading ASEAN Economic Community member, internationally renowned brands can likely exploit growing free trade opportunities in the region. Local brands on the other hand can try their luck and join the free trade market, diversifying Indonesia’s offer to the international market, increasing the sales; which is what CIS has been putting a lot of effort in.

Success in Indonesia’s ceramics market may lead onto increased sales across South-East Asia as a whole. We’ve been working on a lot of projects both promoting and selling Indonesia’s best ceramic to the international market, such as bringing our products to Yemen, making it one of the biggest supplier in the area.

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FURNITURE

The Industry Ministry reports that furniture exports grew by 4 percent year-on-year to be worth US$1.69 billion in 2018, up from $1.63 billion in 2017.

“The furniture industry has become one of the strategic sectors to improve the country’s economy,” Industry Minister Airlangga Hartanto said in a statement issued on Sunday, adding that the industry was also important because it sources local natural resources to create value-added products.

Indonesia contributes 80 percent of the rattan in the world market. This furniture raw material mostly grows in the forests of Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatra. Indonesia is also a major producer of logs for the industry.

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IMPORT COMMODITY

MACHINES

In Indonesia, machine tools import in the automotive sector contributed 45% of the country’s total imports, while the remaining came from several other sectors such as oil and gas, or transportation. With the most imported machine tools are from Japan and China.

Indonesia became Taiwan’s 6th biggest market for machine tools in the first 10 months of 2012. This has been growing along the development of Indonesia’s industry the past 6 years. Production of heavy equipment in Indonesia is targeted to grow 14% to 4,200 units in 2017 compared to 3,678 produced units in the preceding year. This growth should come on the back of rising activity in the nation’s mining sector, particularly Indonesia’s coal mining sector, in line with rising commodity prices.

With the help of our partner in Emachindo, we’ve been importing, manufacturing, modifying and exporting various kinds of machines, tools and other heavy equipments used for industry to countries such as in the Middle East and Africa. We look forward to a broader market and an even more business partners in the Machine Industry.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Indonesia is the 5th most populated country in the world and is a major producer of agricultural products. The islands of Java and Bali account for only 7 percent of Indonesia’s total land area but 60 percent of the population.

Agriculture is very intensive on these islands, with up to three crop rotations per year. Off Java, soils are less fertile, and agriculture is less intensive. The major food crops, ranked by area harvested, are rice, corn, cassava, soybeans and peanuts.

Indonesia is also one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of tree crops such as rubber, copra, palm kernels, palm oil, coffee, cocoa and spices (Ministry of Agriculture, 2001).

“In terms of trade, imports into Indonesia in Q1-2016 were dominated by food and beverage products. In fact, Indonesia’s Statistics Agency (BPS) detected a staggering jump in food and beverage imports: imports of primary food and beverage items rose 32 percent (y/y) to USD $364 million in Q1-2016, while imports of processed food items surged 75 percent (y/y) to USD $886 million over the same period. This major jump cannot be explained by a massive increase in Indonesians’ purchasing power or a sudden rapidly expanding (as well as hungry) population.” 

 

The market has been outperforming overall economic growth

growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2018.

We have been enjoying trading in both Export and Import of products such as: Prepared Food, Vegetable, Canned, Edible Oil, Sun Flower Oil, Instant Food, Snacks, Mineral Water, Sweet Drinks, and others.

Get a quote » Starts from $500
ELECTRONICS

In 2019, Indonesian importers spent the most on the following 10 subcategories of electronic products including consumer electronics.

  1. Phone system devices including smartphones: US$6 billion (up 2.6% from 2018)
  2. Integrated circuits/microassemblies: $1.9 billion (down -3%)
  3. Lower-voltage switches, fuses: $963.8 million (down -20.2%)
  4. Insulated wire/cable: $948.1 million (down -13.5%)
  5. Electrical machinery: $914.4 million (up 312.6%)
  6. Electrical converters/power units: $817.6 million (down -12.9%)
  7. TV/radio/radar device parts: $668.6 million (down -48.1%)
  8. Electrical/optical circuit boards, panels: $534.7 million (down -15.6%)
  9. Electric motors, generators: $509.5 million (up 7.5%)
  10. Electric storage batteries: $502.2 million (up 20.9%)

Among these import subcategories, Indonesia’s purchases of electrical machinery (up 312.6%), electric storage batteries (up 20.9%) then electric motors and generators (up 7.5%) grew at the fastest pace from 2018 to 2019.

These amounts and the percentage gains within parenthesis clearly show where the strongest demand lies for different types of imported electronics among Indonesian businesses and consumers.

Electronic is one of import commodity that receives a lot of restrictions from the laws of import in Indonesia, thus making it almost impossible for big amount of products to get through the border, unless it has an alliance with a local legal import company, such as ours. We’ll make sure our partners get a smooth delivery to the market in Indonesia.

 

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INDUSTRIAL

The manufacturing industry accounts for nearly 20 percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP). The country has benefited from industrial import in infrastructure projects such as ports, airports, rail as well as mining, life sciences, financial services, oil and gas, power generation and renewable energies. 


Among countries that we have and continually do imported from in this field is the UK. In fact, Indonesia is one of UK Trade & Investment’s 17 high growth markets. UK exports to Indonesia in 2010 were worth £438.9 million, a sizeable increase of 25 per cent over the previous year. However, the real total is much higher given that many goods are transhipped via Singapore. Imports of goods to Britain from Indonesia last year increased by 13 per cent to £1.3 billion, reflecting a traditional imbalance in trade in Indonesia’s favour.


There are still a lot of opportunities for industrial import business in Indonesia as the country is ever growing in population and infrastructure.

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TRADING STEPS

IDEAS

When demands come, we’ll brainstorm ideas on how to get the best product and price.

DEAL

After settlement on production, we’ll discuss the terms of payment and make a deal.

SHIPPING

The product will be sent through the mean that was agreed upon during the dealing process. 

PAYMENT

Payment is only made after customers see the products and make sure there are no defects. 

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