Welcome to Indonesia. This country of more than 17,000 islands is home to a population with a fast-growing middle class. It’s also rich in natural resources and strategically positioned, making it the perfect target market for New Zealand companies.
To find out more about opportunities in this exciting emerging market, download our Indonesia market guide on this page.
Here's a snapshot - you can find more detailed data in our guide.
|Export market ranking||NZ's 9th largest export market (20161)|
|Free trade agreements||AANZFTA|
|Ease of Doing Business ranking2||91 of 190|
|Corruption Perceptions Index ranking3||96 of 180|
Getting to Indonesia
Plenty of airlines can fly you to Jakarta or Denpasar, including Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia and Qantas. Flying time is around 12-13 hours.
When to visit
May through to October are the dry months, but depending on your destination, you may like to avoid the peak tourist season, which runs from mid-June to mid-September. It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with Indonesia’s national holidays, as some businesses may close during these times.
Before you go, check Safe Travel for travel advisories on Indonesia.
There are many differences between Indonesian customs and our own. For example, pointing with your index finger or looking someone directly in the eye for too long is considered offensive. It’s best to arm yourself with a little local knowledge before you tackle this market.
You’ll find plenty of cultural information in our guide on this page.
Getting the most out of your visit means hitting the ground running. Co-working is an excellent option if you’re staying put for more than a few days. Facilities vary, but typically you can expect a desk, and access to wifi, printer / scanner, tea / coffee and a lounge area. Some facilities may offer extended perks such as parking and on-site cafes. If you’re visiting the market solo, it also means the chance to work in the company of other like-minded business people and freelancers. Co-working spaces can be searched by city on Nomad List.
Connect with NZTE in Indonesia
If you’re an NZTE customer and preparing to visit Indonesia, please get in touch with your Customer Manager to discuss your plans and possible areas of assistance. If you don’t have a Customer Manager, contact our Advisor Team for more information.
New Zealand's relationship with Indonesia
If you're looking for more information about our trade and diplomatic relationship with Indonesia, take a look at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Their Indonesia page is packed with information, including a list of embassies and details of recent official visits.