General Overview


248.0 million (2012 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $1.216 trillion (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $4,899 (2012 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

5.9% (2012 est.)


  • Petroleum and natural gas
  • Textiles
  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Mining
  • Cement
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Plywood
  • Rubber
  • Food
  • Tourism


US $190.2 billion (2012 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Machinery & transport equipment
  • Mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials
  • Manufactured goods
  • Chemicals & related products


US $188.1 billion (2012 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials
  • Machinery & transport equipment
  • Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
  • Animal & vegetable oils, fats & waxes

Alberta's exports to Indonesia:

CDN $268.6 million (2012)

Alberta's main exports to Indonesia:

  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Animal Fodder
  • Wood pulp
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Fruit, Nuts or Other Parts of Plants
  • Plastics
  • Salt
  • Aircrafts and Spacecrafts
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Tools
  • Rubber
  • Nickel

Canada's main exports to Indonesia:

  • Fertilizers
  • Cereals
  • Aircrafts and Spacecrafts
  • Wood pulp
  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Prepared Animal Fodder

Alberta-Indonesia Relations

Alberta has a multifaceted relationship with Indonesia, which includes strong business ties, cultural exchanges and educational initiatives.

A summary of Alberta's relationship with Indonesia.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Agrifood: Alberta agrifood exports to Indonesia are primarily commodity based, as wheat comprises 87% of annual shipments. However, other items are gradually increasing in importance, particularly prepared animal feeds and halal beef. Indonesia is Alberta’s largest export market for halal beef, and is open to all boneless Canadian halal beef, regardless of age. This is significant given limitations in other Asian markets.
  • Energy: Indonesia’s proven natural gas reserves are 105.98 trillion cubic feet (tcf) (2009 est.), the largest among all Asia Pacific nations. Indonesia is the 12th largest holder of proven natural gas reserves in the world. As well, The Indonesian government announced plans in 2009 to increase the country’s coal bed methane investment through incentives, and has awarded four contracts that will require a total investment US $20 million by 2012.