Minister of Industry - Indomobil Group Boss Discussed the Performance of Automotive Industry

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, June 29 2018 - 22:18 IWST

Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto saat menerima kunjungan Presiden Komisaris Indomobil Group Soebronto Laras (Foto: Dok. Kemenperin)
Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto saat menerima kunjungan Presiden Komisaris Indomobil Group Soebronto Laras (Foto: Dok. Kemenperin)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto received the visit of Indomobil Group President Commissioner Soebronto Laras at the Office of the Ministry of Industry, Jakarta, Friday (29/6/2018).

On the occasion, Minister of Industry was accompanied by Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronic Equipment (ILMATE) Harjanto and Director of Maritime Industry, Transportation Equipment and Defense Equipment Putu Juli Ardika.

"In this opportunity, we discussed the performance of the national automotive industry," said Airlangga as quoted from the page Kemenperin.go.id.

As is known, the Ministry of Industry continues to encourage the reorientation of the automotive industry in the country as an effort to make Indonesia a production base for the export market, in addition to able to meet the needs of domestic demand.

Efforts to boost national products can penetrate export markets is believed to result spur economic growth of Indonesia.

"The increase and development of the automotive industry in Indonesia will have a major impact on the activities of other economic sectors," said Airlangga.

Airlangga said, some positive achievements of the automotive industry performance in the country, among others, the total exports of vehicles in the state of intact (completely build up / CBU) in 2017 of 231 thousand units or increased 20 percent over the previous year.

And, the most proud of is the export in the form of components has increased significantly by reaching 1200 percent from 2016 to 2017, bringing the total to 81 million pieces of components, he said.

As for export destination countries, which covers almost all ASEAN members, then in the Middle East such as Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates; as well as in South Asia including Bangladesh and India. Furthermore, Morocco, South Africa, as well as countries in Latin America include Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia.

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