China News Agency, Jakarta, February 7 (Reporter Lin Yongchuan) Indonesian Finance Minister Ying Zhuohua said in Jakarta on the 7th that Indonesia's "very strong recovery pace" in 2022 will lay a solid foundation for the national economy's medium and long-term development agenda and respond to short-term challenges .
She believes that Indonesia's economy will still grow strongly in 2023.
The day before, the Indonesian National Bureau of Statistics announced that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) would grow by 5.31% year-on-year in 2022, the fastest economic growth rate since 2013.
According to Yingzhuohua, in January this year, a number of economic indicators in Indonesia, including the manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), have shown that the economy continues to show a trend of expansion.
She said that the Indonesian government will continue to monitor the current risks facing the world economy; continue to carry out structural reforms to accelerate economic transformation in order to promote the growth of the national economy.
The Indonesian government has set a 5.3% economic growth target for 2023.
Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Erlanga said that the government is formulating forward-looking policies to meet the economic challenges in 2023 in order to achieve this growth target.
Airlanga said that Indonesia's economic growth rate in 2022 has exceeded the level before the new crown epidemic.
The epidemic prevention and control and economic recovery strategies implemented by the Indonesian government have been successful.
Airlanga said that all sectors of the Indonesian economy are growing strongly, thanks to community mobility and increased numbers of domestic and foreign tourists.
Among them, the transportation and warehousing industry increased by 19.87% year-on-year, the export of goods and services increased by 16.28% year-on-year, and the accommodation and catering industry increased by 11.97% year-on-year. Moreover, the economies of all regions of the country are growing simultaneously.
Airlanga said that Indonesia's consumer confidence index continued to rise in January this year, reflecting public optimism that the country's economy will continue to grow strongly.
He said that the Indonesian government will continue to remain vigilant against the slowdown in global economic growth, and maintain sustained growth in the domestic economy by boosting consumption and increasing investment.