The value added of the creative economy (sector) has increased gradually but significantly, reaching 1,191 trillion rupees ($79.2 billion) in 2021. Meanwhile, it is expected to reach 1,236 trillion rupees (82.2 billion dollars) in 2022 and Rp 1,279 trillion in
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The trade balance of creative economy products recorded a surplus of 60% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022 despite an increase in COVID-19 cases during the period, noted the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno.
“The main export destinations were the United States of America (USA), Switzerland and Singapore,” he said during a working meeting with Committee X of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR RI) Monday.
According to data presented by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy at the working meeting, the value of exports of creative economy products to the United States was recorded at $3.31 billion (49 .75 trillion rupees), or 37.78%.
Meanwhile, the value of exports to Switzerland and Singapore had been recorded at US$1.09 billion (16.38 trillion rupees), or 13.19%, and US$384.13 million (5. 77 trillion rupees), or 4.63%.
The Minister noted that in the first quarter of 2022, exports of creative economy products increased by 56.16%, which was better than the average national exports which increased by 35.25%.
Fashion products were the main contributor to exports, valued at around US$4.68 billion (70.34 trillion rupees), or 56.53% of the total export value.
Handicrafts emerged as the second largest contributor to export value, recorded at 38.05% or US$3.15 billion (47.35 trillion rupees).
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“The value added of the creative economy (sector) has increased gradually but significantly, as it reached 1,191 trillion rupees ($79.2 billion) in 2021. Meanwhile, it is expected to reach 1 236 trillion rupees ($82.2 billion) in 2022. and 1,279 trillion rupees in 2023 ($85.09 billion),” Uno revealed.
Furthermore, he said that from the beginning of 2022 to date, about 603,358 tourists have visited Indonesia, most of them from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, India and the United States. United.
“The top three destinations were Bali Province, Jakarta Province and Batam Island in Riau Islands Province,” he noted.
The ministry has targeted foreign tourist visits to reach 1.8 million to 3.6 million in 2022 and 7.4 million in 2023.
Meanwhile, domestic tourist trips are expected to reach 544-621 million in 2022 and 642 million in 2023.
In addition, the value of tourism currencies is expected to reach US$0.47 billion (7.06 trillion rupees) to US$1.7 billion (25.5 trillion rupees) in 2022 and about US$6 billion (90.18 trillion rupees) in 2023.
“Regarding the contribution of the tourism industry to the national gross domestic product (GDP), it is expected to reach 4.3% in 2022,” the minister added.
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