As mentioned previously, figures released by Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) on the weekend showed healthy gains in both foreign direct and domestic investment. Q3 investment realization (July-Sept 2010) totaled Rp 56.7 trillion (US$6.35 billion), of which Rp 40.1 trillion came from overseas and Rp 6.7 trillion from local sources. That’s a 24.1% improvement on the same period in 2009 and a 11.6% gain on Q2 2010. The total for 2010 so far is Rp 149.6 trillion, also up 33.4% on 2009′s Jan-Sept total.

“Besides a significant increase in the total investment figures, two positive outcomes must be underlined. The first is the increase in domestic investment, and the second being an increase in investments located outside of Java,” said Gita Wirjawan, BKPM Chairman. Rp 21.4 trillion of Q3′s total went to projects located outside of Java (up from Rp 5.9 trillion in Q3 2009).

Investment in Indonesia: the Top 5s:

Top 5 investment destinations by industry: Domestic

  • Food Corps and Plantation (Rp 4.5 trillion; 76 projects);
  • Transportation, Storage, and Telecommunications (Rp 3.1 trillion; 13 projects);
  • Food Industry (Rp 2.8 trillion; 34 projects);
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (Rp 1.4 trillion; 20 projects);
  • Other Services (Rp 1.1 trillion; 33 projects).

Top 5 investment destinations by industry: Foreign

  • Real Estate, Industrial Estate and Office Building (US$. 0.8 billion; 33 projects)
  • Mining & Resources (US$. 0.7 billion; 88 projects)
  • Transportation, Storage, and Telecommunications (US$. 0.6 billion; 29 projects)
  • Food Industry (US$. 0.4 billion; 67 projects)
  • Food Corps and Plantation (US$. 0.3 billion; 72 projects)

Top 5 investment locations: Domestic

  • Central Kalimantan (Rp 2.8 trillion; 23 projects)
  • DKI Jakarta (Rp 2.5 trillion; 27 projects)
  • West Java (Rp 1.9 trillion; 41 projects)
  • East Kalimantan (Rp. 1.8 trillion; 20 projects)
  • East Java (Rp. 1.8 trillion; 30 projects)

Top 5 investment locations: Foreign

  • Banten (US$ 1.3 billion; 79 projects)
  • DKI Jakarta (US$ 0.8 billion; 275 projects)
  • West Java (US$. 0.7 billion; 180 projects)
  • East Java (US$. 0.4 billion; 39 projects)
  • East Kalimantan (US$. 0.3 billion; 48 projects)

Top 5 Foreign Investment Countries of Origin

  • UK (US$ 1.3 billion; 86 projects)
  • Singapore (US$ 0.7 billion; 158 projects)
  • Malaysia (US$ 0.4 billion; 68 projects)
  • Japan (US$ 0.2 billion; 87 projects)
  • Netherlands (US$ 0.2 billion; 37 projects)

source: BKPM