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Household consumption fuels Indonesian growth

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Anton Hermansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, August 7, 2018 | 08:42 am
Household consumption fuels Indonesian growth Visitors are seen visiting a shopping mall in Central Jakarta during the election Day on April 19. (JP/dra)

PREMIUM As President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is running for a second term in 2019, he may be pinning his hopes on Indonesia’s consumers, who have become the country’s engine for economic growth in the second quarter this year.

The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 5.27 percent year-on-year (yoy) during the second quarter of 2018, the highest rate ...