Bulletin – December 2011 The Growth and Development of the Indonesian Economy Abstract

The Indonesian economy has recorded strong growth over the past few decades, and in recent years the firm pace of economic expansion has been accompanied by reduced output volatility and relatively stable inflation. Indonesia's economic performance has been shaped by government policy, the country's endowment of natural resources and its young and growing labour force. Alongside the industrialisation of its economy, Indonesia's trade openness has increased over the past half century. As a near neighbour, Australia has long had significant trade ties with Indonesia.

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