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Unity In Diversity.



Population: 253,609,643 (2014), 251,160,124 (2013)
Land Area: 1,919,440 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver
Capital: Jakarta
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (October 20th 2004)
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, Local Dialects
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Major Religions: Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, Other or Unspecified 3.4%
Major Ethnicities: Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2%, Banjar 1.7%, Other or Unspecified 29.9%
Life Expectancy: 72.17 years (2014), 71.9 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 867.5 billion (2013), 878.2 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.285 trillion (2013), 1.237 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 5,200 (2013), 5,100 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.3% (2013), 6.2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 14.3%, Industry 46.6%, Services 39.1% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 38.9%, Industry 22.2%, Services 47.9% (2012)
Industries: Petroleum, natural gas, textiles, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food, tourism
Agriculture Products: Rice, cassava, peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, copra; poultry, beef, pork, eggs
Human Development Index: 0.684 (108th)(2014), 0.629 (121st)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 5.226 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 6.6% (2013)

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Army Size: 302 000 (2004)
Budget: 3% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Indonesia is located in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is bordered by East Timor, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Indonesia's economy has a high growth rate, however poverty is a major problem in Indonesia. Corruption is also an issue that is impeding Indonesia's recovery and growth following the East Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s. Indonesia has also weathered the current global recession relatively well.

(2014) Indonesia's economy continues to grow at a relatively high rate, which should hold steady in 2014. Presidential elections held in July 2014 will be introducing Joko Widodo as the new President of Indonesia.

Thoughts & Comments



CIA World Factbook: Indonesia
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Indonesia

Updated on: September 18th, 2014