Minister of Industry: Indonesian Herbal and Cosmetic Industry Still Promising

By : Aldi Firhand Alqudri | Tuesday, August 01 2017 - 15:57 IWST

Direktur Jenderal Industri Kecil dan Menengah (IKM) Kementerian Perindustrian, Gati Wibawaningsih
Direktur Jenderal Industri Kecil dan Menengah (IKM) Kementerian Perindustrian, Gati Wibawaningsih

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, cosmetics and herbal medicine industry is one of the strategic and potential industries, considering that there are currently 760 cosmetics companies spread across Indonesia and able to absorb 675 thousand workers either directly or indirectly.

Director General of Small and Medium Industry (IKM) of the Ministry of Industry, Gati Wibawaningsih said, we are from Ministry of Industry continues to help promote domestic products one of them by doing exhibition of herbal and cosmetics industry in Kemenperin exhibition plaza today.

"The herbal medicine industry of domestic raw materials, and the producers also from within the country, we are from the government to help promote.This is our task to facilitate this exhibition activity for the industrialists," said Gati in the industry plaza of the Ministry of Industry, Jakarta, Tuesday (1 / 8/2017).

She added, in addition to this exhibition activity, we also create overseas activities to promote domestic products. "Yesterday we are faciliting cosmetics industry to participate in cosmetic exhibition in Bologna, Italy, this cast as the biggest cosmetics exhibition in the world," she explained.

Gati further revealed, the growth of the cosmetics industry is currently quite good, but from 2014, there was a slight decrease due to lack of market demand. Although down, but always higher than the national economic growth. "Income upper middle class is on the rise, that's what we push. So we have a lot of this promote for upper middle class to use domestic products," said Gati.

Gati assess the growth of domestic herbal medicine industry is still promising, with growth above 10%. "As for the cosmetics industry our young children are good, new start-ups have sprung up, we live the link between small industries, medium and large so that there are sub below to be more developed," added Gati.

According to Gati, our herbal medicine industry has no competition, if the cosmetics industry in our nearest ASEAN rival is Tahiland. "Our cosmetic industry players are not as much as Tahiland, but we have creativity.Indonesian creativity remains number one and it needs to know the spa products of Indonesia to be number one in the world," she concluded.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Pirelli Tires

Sabtu, 20 Januari 2018 - 23:22 WIB

Astra Otoparts Cooperates with Pirelli to Launch Underbone Motorcycle Tire

PT Astra Otoparts Tbk (AUTO) through PT Evoluzione Tires in collaboration with Pirelli Tyre S.p.A presents Ban Diablo Rosso Corsa II specially designed for underbone motorcycles officially launched…

Minister of transportation Budi Karya Sumadi

Sabtu, 20 Januari 2018 - 23:17 WIB

RI-Japan Agree on Port of Patimban Subang Settlement Next Year

Indonesia and Japan agreed to the completion of the Patimban Port project in Subang, West Java, which is targeted to be completed next year.

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi reviewed the LRT project

Sabtu, 20 Januari 2018 - 22:55 WIB

Six Indonesian-Japanese Infrastructure Industries Work Accelerated

Japan accelerated the completion of six major infrastructure projects in Indonesia as agreed by President Joko Widodo and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

PT Indonesia Asahan Alumunium (Inalum)

Sabtu, 20 Januari 2018 - 22:50 WIB

Inalum Targets Smelter Alumina Project Start Producing By 2021

PT Inalum (Persero) targets a smelter alumina project with Antam Tbk (ANTM) and Chalco to produce in 2021, following construction scheduled to begin in the second half of next year.

Menhub Budi Karya Sumadi (humas kemenhub)

Sabtu, 20 Januari 2018 - 22:45 WIB

Fast Train Technologies Jakarta-Surabaya Has Been Determined

The choice of (semi) fast Jakarta-Surabaya train technology has been conical to be determined but still requires more detailed study, said Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.