JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s digital economy is expected to reach $44 billion in 2020 or up 11 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.
E-commerce in Indonesia combined with online media have particularly contributed to this massive growth trend as mentioned in the e-Conomy SEA Report by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company.
The report offers a highly optimistic outlook for Indonesia’s digital economy as it is projected to be valued at $124 billion in 2025.
“Last year, the country’s digital economy was valued at $40 billion and this year, it is expected to reach to $44 billion indicating double-digit growth of 11 percent despite the pandemic,” said Google Indonesia Managing Director Randy Jusuf.
The feat demonstrates the resilience of the nation’s digital economy which has also earned it the reputation as the country with the biggest digital economy in Southeast Asia.
“So even though there is a pandemic, Indonesia has succeeded in becoming Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy because it has reached double-digit growth.”
E-commerce in Indonesia plays an important role in driving skyrocketing growth for Indonesia’s digital economy which grew 54 percent in 2020 with a value of $32 billion.
In 2019, e-commerce companies together reached a total value of $21 billion.