Batik Exports to US Increase

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  • Pengrajin kain saat membatik dalam pameran Kerja Sama Selatan-Selatan dan Triangular (KSST) sebagai bagian dari rangkaian acara Konferensi Asia Afrika (KAA) 2015 di Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, 19 April 2015. Tempo/Aditia Noviansyah

    Pengrajin kain saat membatik dalam pameran Kerja Sama Selatan-Selatan dan Triangular (KSST) sebagai bagian dari rangkaian acara Konferensi Asia Afrika (KAA) 2015 di Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, 19 April 2015. Tempo/Aditia Noviansyah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The United States has become the main export destination for Indonesian Batik with 37 percent of the total export market share. Indonesia has also exported batik to South Korea, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, Nus Nuzulia Ishak, Director General of the National Export Development at the Trade Ministry said on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

    In 2010, the total value of Batik export had reached US$22 million while in 2014, the number increased by 154 percent to US$340 million.

    "Batik is a highly potential commodity. In the January-April 2015 period, the export figure was positive, reaching up to US$81.8 million," Nus added.

    Based on the government's target to increase export value to 300 percent within the next five years, the Trade Ministry has set US$1.5 billion for batik export in 2019.

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