After US, the Minister of Industry is Targeting Direct Export Market to Rotterdam

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Wednesday, May 16 2018 - 22:26 IWST

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto along with President Joko Widodo when releasing exports of manufactured products to the US at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta
Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto along with President Joko Widodo when releasing exports of manufactured products to the US at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto will target direct export market from Jakarta to Rotterdam, Netherlands.

This was stated by Airlangga when accompanying President Joko Widodo to release export of manufactured products worth USD11,98 Million to the United States at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta (15/05/2018).

"So, if this ship can direct again from Jakarta, the more competitive the cost," said Airlangga.

According to Airlangga, one of the most important non-oil and gas commodities to continue to penetrate the European export market is crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative products.

"This depends on the development of the product itself." This commodity hopes, such as CPO, is no longer inhibited, "he said.

Other manufacturing products, namely textiles and textile products and footwear that are still a national flagship product in the era of digital economy.

Based on the Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap, clothing and footwear products that will focus on developing priority in the fourth industrial revolution.

"Moreover, for the competitiveness of footwear products we have entered the number six in the world, so its potential is great for the expansion of export markets," he concluded.

In the first quarter of 2018, the textile and clothing industry is one of the manufacturing sectors whose performance is above the national economic growth, reaching 7.53 percent. In addition, there are machinery and equipment industries experiencing the highest growth of 14.98 percent.

Furthermore, the food and beverage industry grew up to 12.70 percent, basic metal industry 9.94 percent, and transportation equipment industry 6.33 percent. In the first curve this year, non-oil and gas manufacturing industry recorded growth of 5.03 percent, up from the same period in 2017 about 4.80 percent.

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