Morning Briefs – Jan 17

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning. Followings are some relevant news that might help your business decisions today:

Indonesia to Export LNG to Bangladesh and Pakistan

Indonesia, through state energy company Pertamina, plans to exports LNG to Pakistn and Bangladesh at a volume of 1-1.5 million tons per annum (MTPA), Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources said. He said the detailed transaction is pending on the visit of President Joko Widodo to the two countries in the immediate future.

Indonesia Car Sales Up 1.6% in 2017

Indonesia car sales reached 1.079 million units in 2017, increased 1.6 per cent from previous year, the Indonesia Association of Automove Industries (Gaikindo) data shows. The increase was led by three car segments, namely city car, multi-purpose vehicle and commercial pick-up cars. The sales of the three car segments contributed 61.15 per cent to total sales. The four segments, small sport cars, hatchback sedan, four wheel drive (4×4) cars and sedan declined.

Statistics Indonesia Starts Collecting Data on E-commerce
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has started to collect data on e-commerce, the results of which will be used to help the government introduce a policy on the industry.

Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara said for the initial step, the BPS would focus on the data collection of certain business sectors including transportation, specialty stores, the marketplace and travel.

“The data collected by the BPS will help the government to make a proper policy on e-commerce,” said Rudiantara in Jakarta, as reported by The Jakarta Post.