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JIFFINA 2020 Claim that Indonesia's Furniture Exports only Two Percent

Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs Teten Masduki encouraged furniture businesses to capture the export opportunities that are still very large. Indonesian furniture exports are still only around two percent of the total world furniture market.

"Indonesia's furniture exports are still two percent of the world market. This is a challenge for businesses to capture this opportunity," Minister Teten Masduki said when opening the Jogja International Furniture and Craft Fair (JIFFINA 2020), Saturday (3/14/2020).

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He said Indonesia's opportunity to fill the world furniture export market was huge because furniture raw materials were available domestically. Only he acknowledged the need for raw material management so that supply is stable and the ability of furniture craftsman HR.

He was sure that if these two things were managed properly export would not be a problem.

What is important at this time is that businesses capture fast-developing market tastes to produce distinctive patterns and designs. Coupled with environmental issues, furniture businesses must maintain sustainability.

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The Minister stressed, the synergy between the government and business actors and associations needs to go well to make furniture as a world export player.

The furniture industry is a strategic sector in the national economy. In this industry, many parties play a role from upstream to downstream, farmers to small and medium business craftsmen.

The value of Indonesian furniture exports in 2018 will reach US $ 1.79 billion. The furniture industry has a role in absorbing labor, around 4.51 percent of the total workforce in the manufacturing sector.

Present at the opening of JIFFINA 2020, the Director General of Small and Medium and Medium Enterprises (IKMA) Ministry of Industry Gati Wibawaningsih and the Regional Secretary of DI Yogyakarta Province.

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