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Written by Maizer   
Monday, 01 May 2017

Domestic textile industry is targeting a surplus of 5 billion US dollars until the end of 2017. Chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association Ade Sudrajat said the target was increased from 2016's achievement of only 4.6 billion US dollars. He is optimistic that the surplus target set by the end of next year can be achieved given the increasing demand from significant export markets in the first quarter of 2017.

 

 "There is a surplus of 1.29 billion US dollars from exports in the first quarter," he said, when contacted Republika.co. Id, Monday (24/4).

 

Ade said, the increase in exports comes from the main market of textile products from Indonesia, namely the United States and Europe. He sees this as a very positive achievement given that Indonesia does not have access to special trade on the two continents. "We do not have a zero percent import duty facility, but exports may increase," he said.

 

Ade is of the view that the main factor driving export demand is the increasing competitiveness of Indonesian textile products. He explained, in the last two years there is an increase of textile factory investment in Central Java which makes production increase. It is also supported by a number of other factors such as reduced dwelling time at ports, increasing number of garment operators from vocational education, to incentives given by the Ministry of Finance. "This makes the manufacture and delivery time of finished goods shorter," said Ade.

 

According to him, so far, Indonesian textile products are less competitive than competing state-owned products, namely India, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Ade said, it is because geographically, the position of Indonesia farthest to the world's largest textile export destination countries, namely America and Europe.

 

 

Industri Tekstil Nasional Berpotensi Raup Surplus Perdagangan

 

Industri tekstil dalam negeri menargetkan surplus 5 miliar dolar AS hingga akhir 2017. Ketua Umum Asosiasi Pertekstilan Indonesia Ade Sudrajat mengatakan, target itu meningkat dari capaian 2016 yang hanya 4,6 miliar dolar AS.

 

Ia optimistis target surplus yang ditetapkan hingga akhir tahun mendatang dapat tercapai mengingat adanya peningkatan permintaan dari pasar ekspor yang signifikan di kuartal pertama 2017. "Ada surplus 1,29 miliar dolar AS dari ekspor di kuartal satu," ujarnya, saat dihubungi Republika.co.id, Senin (24/4).

 

Ade menyebut, peningkatan ekspor berasal dari pasar utama produk tekstil asal Indonesia, yakni Amerika Serikat dan Eropa. Ia memandang hal ini sebagai capaian yang sangat positif mengingat Indonesia tidak memiliki akses spesial perdagangan di dua benua tersebut. "Kita tidak punya fasilitas bea masuk nol persen, tapi ekspor bisa meningkat," ujarnya.

 

Ade berpandangan, faktor utama yang mendorong permintaan ekspor yakni karena adanya peningkatan daya saing produk tekstil Indonesia. Ia memaparkan, dalam dua tahun terakhir ada penambahan investasi pabrik tekstil di Jawa Tengah yang membuat produksi meningkat. Hal itu juga didukung oleh sejumlah faktor lain seperti berkurangnya waktu bongkar muat (dwelling time) di pelabuhan, meningkatnya jumlah operator garmen hasil pendidikan vokasi, hingga insentif yang diberikan Kementerian Keuangan. "Ini membuat waktu pembuatan dan pengiriman barang jadi lebih pendek," kata Ade.

 

Menurutnya, selama ini produk tekstil Indonesia kurang kompetitif dibanding produk milik negara pesaing terberat yakni India, Vietnam, dan Bangladesh. Ade menyebut, hal itu karena secara geografis, posisi Indonesia paling jauh untuk menuju negara tujuan ekspor tekstil terbesar di dunia, yakni Amerika dan Eropa.

 

 
		
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