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OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Indonesia

GEOGRAPHY
Total Area: 1,919,440 sq km
Land: 1,826,440 sq km
Water: 93,000 sq km
Capital: Jakarta (pop. 8.3 million 2000, est. 13 million 2005)
Other Major Cities: Surabaya (est. 3 million), Medan (est. 2.5 million), Bandung (est. 2.5 million)

PEOPLE
Population: 234,693,879 (est. July 2007)
Population Growth: 1.213% (est. 2007)
Ethnic Groups: Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%
Religions: Muslim 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1% (1998)
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese
Literacy: 87.9% (2002)

GOVERNMENT
Type: Independent Republic
Independence Day: 17 August 1945
Head of State: President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Head of Government: President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Vice President: Muhammad Jusuf Kalla

ECONOMY
Monetary Unit: Rupiah
Major Industries: Petroleum and natural gas, textiles, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food, tourism
Natural Resources: Oil, gas, coal, copper, tin, gold, silver, iron and nickel, timber, bauxite (est. 13.6% of GDP)
Manufacturing: Textiles, apparel, footwear, electronic goods, paper products, furniture (est. 25% of GDP)
Agriculture: Rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, copra, poultry, beef, pork, eggs (est. 17.5% of GDP)
GDP: USD $280.9 billion (est. 2005 EIU forecast- DFAT)
GDP per capita: USD $1,237 (est. 2005 EIU forecast - DFAT) Real GDP: 5.7% (est. for full year 2005 - The World Bank)
Trade Balance: USD $1.63 billion (August 2005 - Bank Indonesia)
Current Account Balance (% of GDP): -0.4% (est. 2005 - IMF)
Inflation (YoY): 9.06% (September 2005 - BPS)
Unemployment: 10.3% (February 2005 - The World Bank)

MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS

Exports 2004

 

COUNTRY

%SHARE

US$ million

1.

Japan

22.30

15,962

2.

United States

12.25

8,767

3.

Singapore

8.38

5,998

4.

Republic of Korea

6.75

4,830

5.

China

6.43

4,605

Note: Australia #10 at 2.64% valued at US $1,887 million

Imports 2004

 

COUNTRY

%SHARE

US$ million

1.

Singapore

13.07

6,083

2.

Japan

13.07

6,082

3.

China

8.82

4,101

4.

United States

6.93

3,225

5.

Thailand

5.96

2,772

Note: Australia #6 at 4.76% valued at US $2,215 million

Source: Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS)

*Data collected from various sources including Australian DFAT, CIA World Factbook, the IMF, Worldbank and Indonesian sources including BPS, BI, BPS, Bappenas, NAFED

     
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