Indonesia 5th-highest exporter of leather, footwear

2017/11 16 04:11

Indonesia is the world’s fifth-highest leather and footwear exporter after China, India, Vietnam and Brazil, Ngakan T Antara, head of the Agency for Industrial Research and Development, has said. As the country holds a mere 4.4 per cent of the global market share in the sector, manufacturers should improve quality, design and brand visibility, Antara […]

ITMF conference concludes successfully in Bali

2017/09 29 08:09

The International Textiles Manufacturers' Federation (ITMF) annual conference 2017 was a grand affair with participation of over 280 experts and delegates from more than 28 countries. The international conference held recently in Indonesia was themed on technology, trade, and climate in disruptive times, indicating where the challenges come from. The four-day conference hosted panel discussions […]

Exports in Indonesia’s textile sector $7 bn in H1 2017

2017/09 29 08:09

Indonesia’s textile and textile products (TPT) industry continues to show positive performance, both in domestic and export markets. In the first half of 2017, the sector’s growth rate increased by 1.92 per cent to $7 billion year on year. The industry ministry estimates that textile exports will reach $12.09 billion by 2017 end and $15 […]

Indonesia’s textile exports may reach $15 billion by 2019

2017/09 21 16:09

Indonesia’s textile-related exports are projected to reach $15 billion by 2019 and will employ 3.11 million people, industry minister Airlangga Hartanto has said. The sector’s annual production capacity will rise to 1,638 tonnes by then, he told the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali, recently. The industry ministry predicted that […]

Danone Aqua-H&M pact to turn plastic waste into apparel

2017/09 12 07:09

Courtesy: Aqua Tirta Investama, producer of Aqua bottled water brand and the Indonesian unit of French consumer giant Danone, recently signed an agreement with Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) to turn plastic waste into apparel. The pact for the Bottle2Fashion initiative was signed during the launch of The Alliance for Marine Plastic Solutions […]

US cotton industry expects 3% rise in sales in Indonesia

2017/09 08 07:09

The cotton industry in the United States expects a 3 per cent rise in sales in Indonesia this year, according to Cotton Council International (CCI), the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council, a US industry association promoting the brand Cotton USA. Indonesia is Cotton USA's fourth-largest market after China, Turkey and Mexico. The […]

US absorbs 23.11% of Balinese textile products in July

2017/09 06 15:09

The United States consumed about 23.11 per cent of non-woven textile products exported by Indonesia’s Bali province in July, according to the country’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS). The products were worth $5.240 million. However, exports from Bali, primarily in textiles, declined by 15.87 per cent, or worth $988,739, in July compared to June. In July […]

Indonesia’s Upstream Textile Firms Request Tax Exemption

2017/09 05 10:09

Indonesia’s upstream textile industry has urged the fiscal policy office to exempt raw materials supplied locally from value-added tax (VAT). Tax exemption is offered for imported raw materials to firms obtaining the ‘ease of import facility for export purposes’ permission on the condition that the cheaper raw materials are used for output shipped abroad. Domestic […]

Pan Brothers to open 2 new factories in Indonesia

2017/08 18 10:08

Courtesy: PT Pan Brothers PT Pan Brothers, a publicly listed Indonesian garment manufacturer, is planning to expand its production capacity by opening two new factories in West and Central Java. The company aims to grow its sales by 10 to 15 per cent in the next two years. The factories will begin operations in 2018 […]

Jeanologia guiding Indonesian textile industry

2017/08 09 12:08

Courtesy: Jeanologia The Spanish company specialising in garment finishing, Jeanologia, is guiding the Indonesian textile industry in its transformation to efficiency and sustainability by establishing its presence as an expert technology partner for production centres looking for products that are equally innovative and ecological. The company has clients in five continents. The Spanish company at […]

Indonesia’s textile exports grow by small percentage

2017/07 21 11:07

A small 0.62 per cent year-on-year (y/y) growth has been observed in Indonesia's textile exports in the first half of 2017. This has been supported by a 20.4 per cent (y/y) rise in knitwear exports. This modest growth being seen as a positive matter amid bleak global economic conditions which have led many countries to […]

CB&I bags contract for Indonesian ethylene project

2017/07 12 08:07

Courtesy: PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk CB&I, a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry, has been awarded a contract by PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP) to supply materials for the revamp of existing cracking heaters at CAP’s naphtha cracker plant in Cilegon, Indonesia. The revamp will increase CAP’s ethylene production […]