Foreword from Moazzam Malik, British Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste

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The Indonesian market is huge. This is a country of 250 million people, with a fast growing middle class of 45 million; larger than the population of Australia, or Malaysia and Singapore combined; and is expected to grow to 135 million by 2030.

Indonesia is a country that has many things going for it: demography, natural resources and a geo-strategic location that will drive its progress from being the 16th largest economy in the world to potentially a top five by 2030.

The numbers show that, alongside India and China, Indonesia will be one of the main drivers of the Asian economy through the 21st century.  As an open trading nation, the UK’s future will depend on relationships with these big Asian engines of growth. 

I’m delighted therefore that the Institute of Export & International Trade has created this new guide to highlight to friends across the business world that #IndonesiaMatters.

I’m keen for more medium-sized British companies to take a serious look at the Indonesian market and visit – it is the only way to get a sense of the potential of this Asian giant.

My team and I are ready to do all we can to help. 


Moazzam Malik
British Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste


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