Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) Program Director Esther Sri Astuti said the Indonesian economy was relatively stable amid the potential for global recession.
"Why it is relatively stable, because the main components that support Indonesia's economic growth are not exports and imports. Because our export-import ratio is only 39.9 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)," Esther said in a Public Discussion titled End of Year Reflections: Women Economists Watch Out for Global Economic Recession in Jakarta, Friday as reported by Antara News Agency.
She explained, the main component that sustains Indonesia's economic growth is consumption, which ratio reaches 56 percent of GDP.
Economic growth in several countries has decreased, even the United States which is included in the strong category in terms of economic growth is also slowing due to global recession.
Germany even experienced negative growth, although the country only grew 0.4 percent. While China, which normally grows 7 percent, is estimated to only reach 5.5 percent growth until the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, economic growth in Europe, Britain, Japan and India fell sharply in the range of 5 percent.
Under these conditions, even though Indonesia's growth is relatively stable, it is still considered vigilant.
(source: Antara News Agency)