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Indonesia apparel sector grows 20 per cent in Q2

Indonesia’s textile-garment sector grew 20.71 per cent in the second quarter of 2019 as the country’s industrial sector grew 5.05 per cent. Manufacturing industry was the largest contributor to the national economic growth in the May-June 2019 quarter, contributing 0.74 per cent. The agricultural sector contributed 0.71 per cent, while the trade sector’s and the construction sector’s shares were 0.61 per cent and 0.55 per cent respectively.

The country’s textile and apparel industry is supported by a structure that has been integrated from upstream to downstream, and the products are also known to be of high quality in the international market. With economic growth, and a shift in demand from basic clothing to functional clothing, such as sportswear, the national textile industry is building production capabilities and increasing economies of scale in order to meet the demand in domestic and export markets.