Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018


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Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018 Sector highlights

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  • Indonesia exported about $7.97 billion worth of garments in 2017.

  • The US was the main exports of garments in 2017.

  • Garment companies benefit from initiatives of the government to build partnerships and reduce tariffs.
  • Cotton, rayon, spandex and polyester are among the common options.

  • Designs range from basic pieces to garments with statement and batik prints.

  • Garment production can take from 30 to 60 days depending on client specifications.
  • Most makers plan to keep quotes at current levels in the next six months to stay competitive.

  • Many companies will be expanding into new product lines in coming months.

  • The Asia-Pacific region is the main target market of most surveyed suppliers.

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018 Suppliers & products

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018

• Garments • Fashion accessories
• Textiles

Our team has visited all Indonesia manufacturers featured here to verify their export capability. Each has a website on with full company details, product images with specifications, manufacturing capability and complete contact details.

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Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018 Industry overview

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Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018

• Garments • Fashion accessories
• Textiles

This section discusses key issues affecting export manufacturers in Indonesia, offering insight into industry composition and important supply centers.

Indonesia's garment exportsCompetitive advantagesChallengesIndustry composition
  • 2017 exports of garments under HS codes 61, 62, 4202 and 4203 amounted to $7.97 billion.

  • The US was the main exports of garments in 2017.

  • Exports of non-knitted and crocheted apparel and accessories was the top-selling category.
  • There are about 2.2 million workers in the garment industry.

  • The garment industry is one of the priority sectors of Indonesia’s Making Indonesia 4.0.

  • Garment companies benefit from Initiatives of the government to build partnerships with other countries and reduce tariffs.

  • Finding new markets is a challenge for most suppliers.

  • The minimum wage increase is pushing some garment suppliers to relocate to areas where minimum wages are lower.

  • The growing rate of imported textiles is another issue.

  • Small companies have a total monthly capacity of 2,000 pieces.

  • Midsize suppliers can produce up to 10,000 pieces monthly.

  • Garment companies are mostly based in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali, Solo, Semarang and Surabaya.


Indonesia was among the world’s top 10 clothing exporters in 2017 based on value, according to The World Trade Statistical Review 2018. The country accounted for about 2 percent of total exports.

Statistics from the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database for HS codes 61, 62, 4202 and 4203 indicate that overseas sales of garments are on the rise. Shipments in 2017 amounted to $8.0 billion, up approximately 10 percent from 2016.

Exports of apparel and clothing accessories that are not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) were the top exports, contributing 52 percent to the export value. Knitted or crocheted apparel and clothing accessories (HS code 61) accounted for 47 percent.

Indonesia aims to raise exports of textiles and apparel to $75 billion by 2030 and contribute 5 percent to global exports. The textile and apparel industry is among the priority sectors of Making Indonesia 4.0, which was launched in April 2018 as a roadmap for the fourth industrial revolution.

Competitive advantages

Indonesia offers a one-stop sourcing center for buyers of garments, being home to enterprises in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Suppliers of fiber, yarn and fabrics can be found in the country.

The textile and clothing sector is one of the top five priority industries in Making Indonesia 4.0, which was launched earlier this year as a roadmap for the fourth industrial revolution. Under the roadmap, Indonesia will be building up its capability to produce raw materials for the apparel sector, including functional fabrics. The government will be offering financial incentives, among other things, to encourage investment in new machinery and systems that will enable manufacturing of these inputs as well as improve labor productivity and cost competitiveness.

Indonesia garments Industry Overview Supplier Exports

Indonesia has also engaged in trade deals as a part of the ASEAN and as an independent country to reduce tariff barriers and facilitate exports. As a member of the ASEAN, among the agreements it has signed are the following:

  • ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA)
  • ASEAN-Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (ASEAN-ANZ FTA)
  • ASEAN-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (ASEAN-India CECA)
  • ASEAN-[Republic of] Korea Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (AKFTA)
  • ASEAN-People’s Republic of China Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (ACFTA)
  • ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP).

Countries with which it already has bilateral trade pacts include Japan and Pakistan. Negotiations for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and the deal is expected to be signed in 2019.

Trade agreements in negotiations or under study include the Indonesia-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (Indonesia-EFTA FTA) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

As the manufacturing base for global brands such as H&M, Guess and Uniqlo, the garment industry in Indonesia has an expansive workforce. It employs more than 2 million people, according to the 2017 annual report of the Better Work Indonesia program.

Labor costs in Indonesia are lower than those in developed countries and some Asian countries, including Malaysia and Thailand.


One of the main challenges for the textiles and clothing industry is developing the upstream sectors to enable local sourcing of most raw materials and thereby take full advantage of the opportunities presented by FTAs. The output of upstream sectors is not sufficient to meet the demand of the garment manufacturing industry, leading makers to import yarns, dyes, and natural and synthetic fabrics. This leaves them vulnerable to fluctuations in the currency exchange rates.

Almost all of the country’s raw cotton requirements, for instance, are imported. The US, Brazil, India and Australia are among the usual sources of the material.

Rising labor costs and labor availability are also a concern. Minimum wages for 2018 are up more than 8 percent from 2017 rates. In 2019, the provincial minimum wage (Upah Minimum Propinsi or UMP). A circular issued by Indonesia’s Manpower Ministry in October 2018 indicates the UMP will rise by at least 8 percent in 2019. Increases in monthly rates are reportedly prompting companies to relocate to provinces with a lower UMPs or to reduce their workforce by investing in automation.

Entering new markets is a challenge for several garment suppliers, especially for companies that have not been in the business for more than two years. These suppliers having difficulty expanding into new markets due to their limited knowledge of a country’s export requirements and the market trends in that area. To reach more buyers, many suppliers join business-to-business (B2B) platforms and trade fairs such as the Indonesia International Textile and Garment Machinery and Accessories Exhibition and the Integrated Textile Industries Trade Show.

Industry composition

Indonesia reportedly has more than 2,000 companies in the textiles and clothing industry. The industry includes makers of fabric, apparel and leatherwear. Most makers have small or midsize operations.

Small enterprises typically have 15 or fewer employees. They can produce about 2,000 pieces monthly, generating an annual revenue of less than $100,000.

Midsize companies have up to 50 personnel and produce about 10,000 pieces monthly. They record more than $100,000 in sales yearly.

Makers with larger workforces and production capacity can post over $1 million in annual revenue.

Garment suppliers interviewed for this report are based in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali, Solo, Semarang and Surabaya.

Supplier locations map

The highlighted areas on the map show the locations of the head offices and factories of garment suppliers featured in this report.

Indonesia garments Industry Overview Locations Map

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018 Product features

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments Suppliers and Products

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018

• Garments • Fashion accessories
• Textiles

This section offers information on how trends in materials, design and manufacturing are impacting prices offered by Indonesia garment suppliers.

Buyers can also learn more about the materials used and the common price ranges of certain designs.

Materials & designsManufacturing & QCPricing
  • Cotton, rayon, spandex and polyester are among the common options for garments.

  • Designs range from basic pieces to models with statement and batik prints. Batwing, bell and other types of sleeves are also offered.

  • Most garment companies have about five R&D personnel.

  • Accents such as embroidery and buttons are added by hand.

  • Garment production can take from 30 to 60 days depending on the client’s specifications.

  • A company has up to five people in its QC team.

  • Prices are based mainly on the materials used and design complexity.

  • Basic pieces are available for less than $5.

  • More intricate designs typically cost more than $7 per piece.

Materials & designs

Indonesia suppliers offer casual and formal apparel in a wide range of materials, including cotton, rayon, spandex and polyester. Companies are also using organic cotton and other environment-friendly materials to cater to the growing demand for sustainable products.

Cotton is often procured from the provinces of Central Java and West Java. Rayon, a popular alternative to cotton, is obtained from Yogyakarta. Organic cotton, in particular, is usually from Purwakarta in West Java, and Solo in Central Java.

Spandex and polyester are typically from Tangerang in the province of Banten and Surabaya in East Java. Some companies import spandex from South Korea.

In terms of design, suppliers usually incorporate traditional batik prints or tie-dye patterns in casual tops and dresses. Tenun or handwoven cloth and crinkled fabrics are also popular accents.

Women’s tops and dresses often feature batik prints in vivid colors such as blue, pink, violet and yellow. More subdued pieces feature one or two colors. Designs include tops with batwing or bell sleeves and cutout shoulders. For bottoms, the selection includes plain and patterned culottes, trousers and skirts.

Men’s clothing ranges from basic shirts and jackets to printed tees and collared shirts with batik or tie-dye patterns and statements. Leather jackets and hooded sweaters are also offered.

Children’s apparel feature bold colors and prints. Fringes, buttons and ribbons are common embellishments for girls’ tops and dresses.

Most suppliers have five R&D personnel. Large companies often hire designers and have an in-hosue marketing staff to produce new designs. With SMEs, the owner usually creates the designs together with a small team.

Manufacturing & QC

The manufacturing process starts with material selection and preparation. Large companies can usually produce their own thread, while SMEs often purchase this from local vendors. Machines are used for weaving, sewing and dyeing, while intricate patches and embroidery are done by hand.

The fabrics are cut according to the selected design and sewn. Buttons, embroidery and other embellishments are then added. The items undergo final quality checks before being folded and packaged.

The average size of QC teams is up to five people for SMEs and up to 15 for large firms.

Lead time is 30 to 60 days, depending on the order volume and design. Depending on their company size, Indonesia garment producers offer OEM, ODM, OBM or cut-make-trim production.


Quotes are based mainly on the materials used and the complexity of the product design.

Basic models are typically monochromatic and have little or no adornments. Midrange and high-end options often feature more intricate or handcrafted adornments such as batik prints or embroidery.

Price guide

Price guide: Women's garments
$3 to $5
Sleeveless, long- or short-sleeved; cotton, spandex; single color; simple designs; floral prints; with or without collars
$5 to $9
Sleeveless, long- or short-sleeved; cotton, silk; single or multicolor; with lace accent, pleating or patchwork; with or without collar
More than $9
Bohemian design; long-sleeved; pure cotton; multicolor; with batik prints; with beads, sequins or embroidery

Click image to enlarge.

Indonesia garments product features Typical features of a blouse

Price guide: Men's garments
$1 to $2
100% cotton; plain; single color
$4 to $7
100% cotton, cotton-spandex blend; plain or printed; single color or multicolor
More than $7
Collared; 100% cotton or cotton-polyester blend; printed; single or multicolor; with batik or statement prints

Indonesia sourcing garments product features Typical features of a shirt

Price guide: Children's garments
Less than $5
Sleeveless; cotton, spandex; simple designs; floral prints, polka dots and stripes; with flower and ribbon accents
$5 to $8
Sleeveless or puff-sleeved; cotton or linen; single color; floral print or stripes; with ribbons
More than $8
Short- or long-sleeved dresses; 100% cotton or polyester; floral prints or stripes; with ribbons, fringes or embroidery

Indonesia garments typical features of a dress

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018 Supplier survey

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018

Indonesia Sourcing: Garments 2018

• Garments • Fashion accessories
• Textiles

To give buyers first-hand information from active garments exporters in Indonesia, we’ve surveyed the manufacturers featured on this site.

Export pricesExport sales & marketsProduct trendsChallenges
  • Most makers plan to keep quotes at current levels in the next six months to stay competitive.
  • Suppliers intending to raise prices will be capping increases at 10 percent.
  • The rising cost of labor and other inputs is the main reason for projected price increases.

  • Most suppliers see export sales staying flat in coming months.
  • Of the interviewed suppliers, 43 percent are optimistic export sales will increase.
  • For many suppliers, the Asia-Pacific region will be the key target market in 2019.

  • Many companies will be expanding into new product lines in coming months.
  • Designs made of eco-friendly materials will among upcoming releases.
  • New prints and colors are also anticipated.

  • Entering new markets is the main challenge for many suppliers.
  • Rising labor costs are another concern.
  • Procuring materials with the same print or pattern is a challenge for suppliers using handcrafted fabrics.

Export prices

Prices are expected to remain relatively stable in coming months. Of the suppliers that participated in the survey, 50 percent will be maintaining current prices to encourage sales.

The remaining companies intend to raise quotes, but most will be keeping adjustments within 10 percent. The increases are mainly to cover the higher import duties – from 2.5 percent to 7.5 percent – that were implemented on imported textiles on September 2018.

Export sales & markets

Of the surveyed suppliers, 58 percent see export sales staying flat in the next 12 months. They are already producing orders for 2019 and will be focusing on marketing and R&D in the first few months of the year.

Indonesia Garments Survey Export Prices

The remaining companies expect revenue from overseas shipments to increase, some by more than 10 percent, buoyed by orders from regular customers.

The Asia-Pacific region will be the key destination in 2019 for 40 percent of the featured suppliers because the proximity of the markets makes exporting faster. Thirty percent intend to boost exports to the EU, and the remaining suppliers indicated no specific target markets. Instead, they intend to improve their online visibility.

Many companies will be expanding their product range. Suppliers that are currently offering scarves, for example, plan to venture into shirts and kimonos.

Indonesia garments Supplier Survey Export Forecast

For 17 percent of the surveyed suppliers, offering new prints and colors will be the focus of product development. Designs in bright hues and featuring illustrations of people, animals or local scenery are anticipated.

Models in environment-friendly materials are also expected to be released. Upcoming products from these companies will include designs in bamboo, organic cotton and other materials that are considered sustainable.


For many suppliers, penetrating new markets is the main challenge due to the language barrier, limited knowledge about the area and their lack of experience in online marketing. To deal with this, they hire marketing specialists to deal with international and domestic buyers.

Several companies, in particular those using handprinted textiles or recycled fabrics, are having difficulty obtaining fabrics with the required patterns. Turning these into a differentiating factor, such producers are highlighting that they offer limited designs.

Rising labor costs are another concern. Minimum wages across Indonesia are about 8.7 percent higher compared with 2017 rates. Another increase is expected in 2019.

Indonesia Garments Supplier Survey Key Findings

For some companies, the challenge is how to expand production capacity amid rising labor costs, as well as the large investment required in machinery.

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