Computer market in Indonesia experiences annual increase by 20-30%


Jakarta (Antara News) - The computer market in Indonesia continues to increase by about 20 to 30 percent annually in line with the increasing demand for computer in the country, a business executive has said.

"The market prospect of computer in Indonesia is bright. Indonesia was the world`s biggest computer market early in 1987, though it dropped since the economic crisis in 1998," Henkyanto Tjokroadhiguno, chairman of the Indonesian Computer Assocation (Apkomindo), said here on Thursday.

He said that despite the drop in 1998, the computer market in Indonesia at present was now increasing annually.

The Apkomindo chairman said about 60 percent of the computer market in Indonesia was now dominated by local products, namely locally assembled computers.

However, he added, almost 100 percent of the components of locally assembled computers were imported. "There are several foreign producers who have established production bases in Indonesia," Henkyanto said.

"There have been LCD`s factories in Indonesia under Samsung and LG trade marks. Their products can be said local contents. Epson also has the biggest production base in Indonesia," he added.

He said that the government`s support for the development of local products had attracted investors to come to Indonesia.

"Factors like security, legal certainty and infrastructure are among those the investors are considering before they decide to make their investment in Indonesia," he added. (*)
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