Enter the Japanese and European Markets, National Batik Export Value Soar Up to USD 58.46 Million

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, May 17 2018 - 22:36 IWST

Batik Oey Soe Tjoen Exhibition
Batik Oey Soe Tjoen Exhibition

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Indonesian batik industry is considered to have mastered the world market so as to be a driver for the national economy.

This is evident from the achievement of batik and batik products export value in 2017 amounted to USD58.46 million with major destination countries including Japan, the United States and Europe.

"The national batik industry has a competitive and competitive competitiveness in the international market," said Director General of Small and Medium Industry (IKM) Gati Wibawaningsih in Jakarta, Thursday (5/17/2010).

Gati revealed, the trade of apparel products in the world today reached USD442 billion. This could be a great opportunity for the national batik industry to increase its market share, considering batik as one raw material for apparel products.

"Our batik industry is dominated by IKM sector spread over 101 centers throughout Indonesia, of which total workforce absorption reaches 15 thousand people," he explained.

According to Gati, this potential continues to be developed, as the government's efforts to encourage export-oriented labor-intensive industries.

Therefore, in order to boost the productivity and competitiveness of national batik industry, the Ministry of Industry has implemented several strategic programs such as improving human resource competence and product quality development.

"In addition, the application of standardization, facilitation of machinery and production equipment, as well as promotions and exhibitions both at home and abroad," he said.

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