NZ keen to cash in on Indonesia boom
Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser are in the Indonesian capital
A must-seize opportunity to cash in on Indonesia’s booming economy and demand for New Zealand exports is set to be grabbed by Government ministers and representatives of major Kiwi companies during a whirlwind visit to the South-East Asian country.
Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser are in the Indonesian capital, accompanied by a 26-strong business delegation, including representatives of key export sectors such as meat, dairy, manufacturing, geothermal energy and education.
Those sectors are preparing for a boom in demand for their goods and services as Indonesia’s middle-class continues to swell, with projections it will reach 150 million by 2014, Mr Groser says.
“The purpose of this [trip] is to try and give some impetus to that emerging relationship,” he told media during a stopover in Darwin en route to Jakarta today.
“We’re going to Indonesia at a time where, from now on, these increments of economic growth change the whole game, and utterly.”