British Columbia and Indonesia

Indonesia is Southeast Asia’ largest Economy and the world’s fourth largest population. As a G20 member with a strong democracy and social stability, a growing middle class and a rising average disposable income, Indonesia provides many opportunities for B.C. businesses to develop partnerships and sustain operations. Indonesia is strategically located and easily accessible between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean with an abundance of natural resources. With one of the highest mobile subscriber bases in Asia, Indonesia is one of the fastest developing telecommunications markets globally.

Trade & Investment Highlights

  • In 2022, Indonesia was the 11th largest market for B.C. receiving 0.6% of B.C.’s commodity exports.
  • Through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Canada will seek to negotiate and implement a Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement and a Comprehensive Economic Partnership with Indonesia.

Indonesia at a Glance

Monetary figures are in USD

Opportunity for Foreign Investors and B.C. Exporters

Indonesia Top Industries (2018-2023)

Industries for Outward Investment
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Coal, Oil & Gas

Coal, Oil & Gas
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Food & Beverages

Food & Beverages
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Healthcare


Source: FDI Markets

Import Industries
(by value)
Investment Opportunities in Canada - Machinery and Mechanical Appliances

Machinery & Mechanical Appliances
Investment Opportunities in Canada - Electrical Machinery Equipment

Electrical Machinery & Equipment
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Iron & Steel

Iron & Steel

Source: International Trade Centre

Fastest Growing Import Opportunities
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Products
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Pearls, Precious Stones & Metals

Pearls, Precious or Semi-precious Stones & Metals
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Source: International Trade Centre

BC Export Industries to Market
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Wood Pulp & Recovered Paper

Wood Pulp & Recovered Waste Paper
Investment Opportunities in Canada: Machinery

Machinery & Mechanical Appliances
nvestment Opportunities in Canada: Aircraft & Spacecraft Parts

Aircraft, Spacecraft
& Parts Thereof

Source: BC Stats, data sourced from Statistics Canada

How We Help

  • Assist in commercial location identification and site selection.
  • Provide information on transportation infrastructure and logistics gateways.
  • Offer introductions to sector associations, industries and provide cluster insight.
  • Facilitate understanding and solutions for talent, skilled workforce and labour mobility
  • Facilitate engagement with professional advisors on legal, compliance and tax matters
  • Help navigating and offering referrals within government agencies on First Nations, business and regulatory processes.
  • Identify high potential investment opportunities and offer industry insight.
  • Introductions to sector associations and local industry contacts.
  • Introductions to companies seeking investments to expand.
  • Provide knowledge on local innovation hubs and connections to entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Introductions to local venture capital networks.
  • Assist in navigating government export programs and financial supports.
  • Advice and coaching in international expansion and exporter development.
  • Support Team BC missions and trade events.
  • Match buyers and sellers in local and foreign markets.
  • Provide insight on trade agreements and barriers.
  • Introductions to trade representatives in foreign markets.
  • Market entry assistance in international markets.

Trade & Investment Office


British Columbia’s trade and investment network provides direct access for B.C. companies interested in the Indonesian market as well as other countries in the ASEAN economic region. Our experienced trade and investment professionals can help you network and explore business opportunities in the region.

Jakarta Office:
Embassy of Canada
World Trade Centre I, 6th Floor
Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29-31
Jakarta 12920, Indonesia

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Rohan Belliappa - Trade and Investment BC
Rohan Belliappa
Managing Director, ASEAN
Debora Gracia - Trade & Invest BC
Debora Gracia
Commercial Officer

Connect With Our International Network

Our Trade and Investment Representatives can help you establish the right connections, participate in events and tradeshows, explore programs and initiatives, and more. Connect with an expert near you.