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Indonesia`s manufacturing industry climbs to ninth position in global ranking

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesias manufacturing industry rose to the 9th place in the world after having ranked among the top 10 since 2015, according to Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto.

“Indonesia has reached the 9th place in 2017. It was delivered by a representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Indonesia Shadia Bakhait Hajarabi,” he noted after meeting Shadia Bakhait Hajarabi here on Monday.

He said that Indonesia could achieve the rank, as manufacturing and industrial production have been increasing in the country.

“It was based on the added value provided by the manufacturing sector. There has been a spurt in manufacturing and industrial production. Indonesia and the United Kingdom are ranked at the same position,” he stated.

Responding to the achievement, Hartarto has affirmed that all parties must continue to work hard to achieve better results.

“We have to keep working. We are seeking a soft copy of the report,” he noted.

The manufacturing industry accounts for almost a quarter of the countrys gross domestic product. Indonesia is able to maintain a positive growth even in the midst of the global financial crisis when the economy of advanced industrialized countries declined.

In addition, the manufacturing sector is still the driving force for economic growth.(*)