JAKARTA (Yosefardi) – Indonesia has big potential in digital economy. President Joko Widodo said that it should empower small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as reduce development gap.

For information, electronic commerce transactions in Indonesia in 2013 was recorded at US$8 billion, and increased significantly in 2014, reaching US$12 billion.

In fact, this year’s e-commerce is predicted to penetrate US$24.6 billion.

The prediction is based on Indonesia’s assets that can be used to boost the digital industry.

Some of them are the increasing middle class; greater access to technology, including smartphones and youth populations that are very progressive.

In addition, hundreds of start-ups  continue to grow in recent years.

Moreover, Indonesia has also launched National Roadmap E-commerce valued for US$130 billion, as well as created a thousand technopreneurs with business value reached US$10 billion in 2020.