The Jakarta Post
The government projected the non-oil and gas manufacturing sector to grow by 5.3 to 5.6 percent in 2017, a higher figure compared to this year’s anticipated expansion of between 4.67 and 5 percent.
Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the food and beverages subsector was expected to be the main driver of next year’s growth. The subsector made Rp 25.81 trillion (US$1.92 billion) in revenue during the January to November period and is expected to grow by 7.5 to 7.8 percent next year.
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"We expect the food and beverage subsector to mark the highest growth (in the non-oil and gas manufacturing industry) and become the engine of growth," he said on Thursday at the ministry’s year-end meeting with the press.
Airlangga added that the food and beverage industry currently contributes 33.6 percent share to gross domestic product (GDP) made by the non-oil and gas manufacturing industry, followed by the machinery and equipment sector with 10.7 percent. (hwa)
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