JAKARTA POST: A minister says that Thailand — Southeast Asia’s second largest economy — is now one of Indonesia’s major suppliers due to a significant increase in local imports of Thai cars and car components.
Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said on Wednesday that Thailand replaced South Korea as Indonesia’s fifth largest source of imports in January.
“This is interesting. Thailand is getting more important for us. It is likely related to our automotive industry,” she said during a press conference in Jakarta.