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Creative industries contribute Rp 1.12 quadrillion to GDP, says Bekraf

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, October 24, 2018 | 01:23 pm
Creative industries contribute Rp 1.12 quadrillion to GDP, says Bekraf Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf (second left) poses for a group photo with (from right) State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, PT DI president director Elfien Goentoro and PT Telkom president director Alex Sinaga at the Indonesia Pavilion on Oct. 9, on the sidelines of the IMF-World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali. (Antara/Jefri Tarigan)

Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf has said that the creative industry sector contributed Rp 1.12 quadrillion (US$73.74 billion) to gross domestic product (GDP) this year.

Triawan said that creative industries' contribution to GDP growth had increased from year to year, from Rp 852.56 trillion (9.29 percent) in 2015 to Rp 922.59 (7.44 percent) in 2016, and more than Rp 1 quadrillion (7.57 percent) in 2017.

He added that growth in creative industries exceeded growth in the national economy.

“Compared to national economic growth, which was 5.06 percent in the first quarter and 5.27 percent in the second quarter, [the creative economy] grew around 5.6 percent,” he said on Tuesday in Jakarta, as reported by kompas.com.

Meanwhile, exports from creative industries contributed $19.3 billion in 2015, $19.99 billion in 2016 and $21.5 billion in 2017.

“This year, the government projects that creative industry exports will contribute $22.6 billion,” said Triawan. (bbn)

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