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  • In the 11 months ending November 2016, Indonesia exported about $57.4 million worth of basketwork and wickerwork.

  • The US, the EU and the Asia-Pacific region are the main export destinations of Indonesia-made basketware.

  • Most basketware makers in Indonesia operate on a small scale.


  • Rattan, mendong, pandan, water hyacinth and bamboo are among the main raw materials used.

  • Suppliers are offering novelty shapes as part of efforts to differentiate their products.

  • Models are priced based mainly on the material used and their dimensions.


  • Adoption of sustainable materials will remain a trend.

  • Basketware suppliers intend to keep price increases to a minimum to stay competitive.

  • Many companies expect export sales to increase in 2017.


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Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware 2017

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Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware 2017 Industry overview

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Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware 2017

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This section discusses key issues affecting export manufacturers in Indonesia, offering insight into industry composition and important supply centers.

Indonesia basketware exportsCompetitive advantagesChallengesIndustry composition

  • In the 11 months ending November 2016, Indonesia exported about $57.4 million worth of basketwork and wickerwork.

  • Basketware exports include products made of rattan, pandan, mendong and water hyacinth.

  • The US, the EU and the Asia-Pacific region are the main export destinations of Indonesia-made basketware.

  • Having most raw materials available within the country is a major advantage of the industry.

  • Indonesia is home to several communities where basket-weaving techniques have been passed down from generation to generation.

  • The government also has several programs that support the industry.

  • Indonesia basketware suppliers face intense competition both locally and overseas.

  • Another major concern of the industry is the dwindling number of workers with knowledge of traditional weaving techniques.

  • Other factors threatening the industry’s competitiveness are high electricity rates and blackouts.



  • Most makers in the industry operate on a small scale.

  • Basketware makers congregate in the provinces of East and West Java, West Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Bali, North Kalimantan, North and South Sumatra, and the special region of Yogyakarta.

  • Yogyakarta is known for the manufacture of basketware made of bamboo, water hyacinth and vetiver.

Basketware suppliers in Indonesia are expanding their selections of environment-friendly models. Apart from rattan, makers are using pandan, mendong, water hyacinth, bamboo and other sustainable materials. Some suppliers are using dyes obtained from plants and trees such as turmeric, morinda and meni to make their products more environment-friendly.

Indonesia is among the world’s major sources of basketware. In 2015, it ranked as the third largest exporter of basketwork, wickerwork and similar articles under HS code 4602, following China and Vietnam, according to data from DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.

In the 11 months ending November 2016, Indonesia exported approximately $57.4 million worth of basketware and wickerwork under HS codes 4602110000, 4602120000, 4602190000 and 4602900000, up 3 percent from the same period in 2015, according to data from Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS-Statistics Indonesia). Exports in 2015 amounted to $61.4 million, down 0.3 percent from 2014.

The US, the EU and the Asia-Pacific region are the main destinations of Indonesia’s basketware exports. In 2015, the top importers of basketwork, wickerwork and similar articles from Indonesia were the US, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, South Korea, Japan and Australia, according to DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.

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Competitive advantages

A major factor enabling the industry to offer basketware in different materials is the domestic availability of the inputs.

The country is the leading producer of rattan, accounting for about 80 percent of the global supply. Of the roughly 600 known species of rattan, more than 300 can be found in Indonesia, with kubu gray, manau, lacak, croco and sega among the most commonly used for commercial purposes.

Indonesia, which has nearly 2 million hectares of bamboo forest, is home to more than 100 species of this plant. The special region of Yogyakarta and the provinces of Central Java, West Java, East Java and Bali are the main domestic sources of bamboo.

Indonesia’s basketware industry also benefits from the long history of basket making in the country. The country is home to several communities where basket-weaving techniques have been passed down from generation to generation. The Dayak people in Kalimantan, for instance, creates baskets with a singular purpose: the “ragak sedang” for washing vegetables, the “tabung” for storing items and the “cupai” for collecting plants.

The government also has several programs that support the industry. Through Kredit Usaha Rakyat (KUR), a government-subsidized micro credit program, MSMEs can obtain loans from certain banks at low interest rates. The government provides insurance for 70 percent of the loans given to the MSMEs and the banks bear the remaining 30 percent of the risk.

In November 2016, the Communications and Information Ministry announced that it will provide free domain names to 8 million SMEs until 2020 to expand the market reach of these companies. The ministry is initially targeting 1 million domain names by 2018 for the clients of state bank Bank Rakyat Indonesia, The Jakarta Post reported.

The government also supports various trade exhibitions to showcase basketware and other crafts. Among these events are the Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair, Trade Expo Indonesia and the Interior & Craft Exhibition.

In terms of training, the Indonesia Export Training Center (IETC) under the Ministry of Trade provides short-term and long-term trainings to boost the competitiveness of exporters. The IETC also established the Professional Certification Agency Export-Import Indonesia under license from the National Board of Professional Certification (BNSP) to standardize, test and certify professionals in the export-import field.

Challenges

Indonesia basketware suppliers face intense competition both locally and overseas. Locally, competition is tight as each manufacturing center has several suppliers. In terms of exports, companies in Indonesia are competing with counterparts in China, Vietnam and the Philippines, which are also known sources of basketware.

Among the factors threatening the price competitiveness of suppliers in Indonesia are rising labor costs. Minimum wages in the country are up more than 8 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Another major challenge facing the industry is how to preserve traditional weaving techniques and ensure these are passed to future generations. Working toward the preservation of traditional crafts, some non-governmental organizations have implemented initiatives to train artisans and new weavers.

The Dayak Craft Conservation Programme of the Total Indonesia Foundation, for instance, has held basketry training sessions for Dayak artisans in East Kalimantan. The organization also facilitated the formation of basketry classes in local schools.

The competitiveness of the industry is also threatened by high electricity rates, blackouts and the lack of electricity in certain areas. Electricity in Serawak, Malaysia, costs $0.02 per kWh, while the rate in Indonesia is $0.60 per kWh, Tempo reported Dec. 28, 2016, citing President Joko Widodo.

In January 2017, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources introduced a ministerial decree which allows private companies, cooperatives and provincial administration-owned companies to set up off-grid power plant projects that will run on renewable energy sources and fossil fuels.

Industry composition

Indonesia is home to hundreds of basketware suppliers, the majority of which are makers with no more than 20 workers. These small operations are capable of producing 2,500 pieces monthly and their yearly revenue does not exceed $100,000.

Midsize companies have up to 50 employees. They can roll out more than 4,000 pieces each month, recording sales of about $100,000 annually.

Large manufacturers have more than 150 employees. With monthly capacity reaching 10,000 pieces, these suppliers’ have annual sales exceeding $1 million.

Basketware makers congregate in the provinces of East and West Java, West Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Bali, North Kalimantan, North and South Sumatra, and the special region of Yogyakarta.

Kalimantan and the island of Sumatra are key production hubs for rattan basketware. Yogyakarta, meanwhile, is known for the manufacture of models made of bamboo, water hyacinth and vetiver. Tasikmalaya, a city and a regency in West Java, is a major production center of mendong, pandan and bamboo basketware.

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Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware 2017

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This section offers information on how trends in materials, design and manufacturing are impacting prices offered by Indonesia basketware suppliers.

Buyers can also learn more about the materials used and the common price ranges of certain designs.

Materials & designsManufacturing & QCPricing
  • Indonesia's basketware selection includes multipurpose models and products specifically designed to hold plants, magazines and other items.

  • Rattan, mendong, pandan, water hyacinth and bamboo are among the main raw material options.

  • Suppliers are offering novelty shapes as part of efforts to differentiate their models.

  • Basketware production is a handicraft industry.

  • The production process is usually done in-house.

  • The standard QC process includes inspection of the raw materials and checking of the weaving, color and finish against client specifications.

  • Models are priced based mainly on the material used and their dimensions.

  • The product selection below $5 includes serving trays and storage baskets with diameters smaller than 30cm.

  • Larger baskets fitted with a lid, lining and handles are priced higher.

Materials & designs

Indonesia suppliers offer basketware crafted from various natural materials which are available in the country. The selection includes multipurpose storage baskets as well as models specifically designed to hold plants, laundry, bread, fruit, tissue, magazines and newspapers. Picnic hampers and serving trays are also among the products offered by the industry.

Rattan, mendong, pandan, water hyacinth, bamboo, banana leaf and bark, and vetiver are among the raw materials commonly used. Suppliers typically create different types of basketware using a certain material, but there some companies that offer models in different materials.

Rattan grows abundantly in Kalimantan and the islands of Sulawesi and Sumatra. Kubu gray, manau , lacak, croco and sega are the rattan species most often adopted in basketware.

Mendong is found in the marshlands and swamps of Java. The island is also the main source of banana bark and vetiver.

Water hyacinth, a free-floating perennial plant, can be found in Java and the country’s other major islands. Bamboo is procured mostly from the islands of Bali and Java.

A number of companies also offer synthetic rattan models, which use either PE or PP.

Basketware suppliers usually offer designs in the natural color of the material, but models in white, brown, pastel shades and other hues are also available. In terms of design, round, oval, square and rectangular structures are widely available.

To enhance the decorative value of their products, suppliers are incorporating patterns of flowers, leaves, creepers, ferns and other elements of nature in their designs. Some suppliers are offering novelty shapes, enabling these products to function as home decor as well as storage.

Manufacturing & QC

Basketware production in Indonesia is a handicraft industry. Most factories require only simple tools such as knives for cutting the raw material from the base, splitters for cutting the material into strips, and hammers or mallets to ensure that the final product is compact.

The production process, from material preparation to packaging of the final product, is mostly done in-house. Suppliers generally hire subcontractors only when orders exceed current capacity.

Raw material preparation typically involves cleaning and drying of the material, which can take up to a week to complete depending on the plant used. The dried plant is cut into strips of desired length and size.

Coloring is usually done prior to weaving, and applied either to the leaves of the plant or the cut strips. The weaving process begins once the materials have dried.

Construction is from the ground up, with the bottom part of the basket crafted using strips or a wooden base. Larger baskets require a frame, and strips are then woven into the structure according to the selected pattern. The top part is secured with a strip of wood, rattan or bamboo. Finally, lacquer is sprayed over the basket to give it a glossy finish.

The standard QC process includes inspection of the raw materials and checking of the weaving, color and finish against client specifications.

Pricing

Models are priced based mainly on the material used and their dimensions. In garden baskets, for instance, designs with diameters smaller than 40cm are offered for less than $20. These are usually made of lepironia or rattan.

Larger pieces made of rattan or water hyacinth are priced higher. Many of these come with lining and handles.

Serving trays under $20 usually have diameters smaller than 40cm. Basic designs in rattan, water hyacinth and pandan are available for less than $10, and novelty shapes made of rattan and bamboo are offered higher up the price range.

Laundry hampers below 30cm in height with basic shapes made of kubu gray rattan are available for less than $5. More expensive pieces consist of larger rattan models with lids, lining and side handles.

Trinket baskets and other models measuring smaller than 30cm in diameter are widely available for less than $5. Larger models are more expensive, with several having two handles and a wooden base. Novelty baskets are also available.

Price guide

Price guide: Garden baskets
Less than $5
Hanging basket, flower and plant baskets; smaller than 40cm in diameter; lepironia, or kubu gray or lacak rattan; simple design; with top handle
$5 to $20
Hanging or log basket; up to 40cm in diameter; kubu gray, croco or lacak rattan, water hyacinth; wicker style; with lining and rope handles
More than $20
Birdhouse, log or planter basket; at least 40cm in diameter; kubu gray rattan; with lining and rope handles

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Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware Product Features Typical Components of storage baskets

Price guide: Hampers
Less than $7
Below 14in in length; rattan kubu; basic oval or rectangular design; some with a handle
$7 to $15
14-17in in length; seagrass, lacak rattan, rattan kubu; oval, rectangle, holiday design; with flip-top lids and a handle
More than $15
More than 17in in length; bamboo, seagrass, kubu and lacak rattan; oval, rectangle, holiday design; with lining, flip-top lids and a handle
 

Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware Product Features Typical Components of hampers

Price guide: Serving trays
Less than $10
Up to 40cm in diameter; kubu gray rattan, water hyacinth or pandan; basic round, oval or rectangular design
$10 to $20
Up to 40cm in diameter; kubu rattan or bamboo; novelty shape; with lining and thick handles
More than $20
More than 40cm in diameter; seagrass or kubu rattan; with lid, handles and wooden base

Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware Product Features Typical Components of serving trays

Price guide: Storage baskets
Less than $5
Tissue or trinket basket; less than 30cm in diameter; banana bark or leaf , bamboo, lepironia or rattan fitrit; basic rectangular, square or round design; with strap closure
$5 to $20
Open basket; 30 to 40cm in diameter; mendong or rattan; round, square or animal shape
More than $20
Lidded basket; more than 40cm in diameter; seagrass or rattan; with handles and wooden base

Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware Product Features Typical Component of storage baskets

Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware 2017 Supplier survey

Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware supplier survey

Indonesia Sourcing: Basketware 2017

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To give buyers first-hand information from active basketware exporters in Indonesia, we’ve surveyed the manufacturers featured on this site.

The companies surveyed reflect the composition of Indonesia’s basketware industry in terms of company size, geographic location, product range offered and materials used.

PricesExport markets & salesProduct trendsChallenges
  • Basketware suppliers in Indonesia intend to keep price increases to a minimum to remain competitive.

  • Many companies will be capping increases at 10 percent.

  • Higher electricity rates and labor costs are the main reasons for price adjustments.

  • Suppliers generally have an optimistic outlook on export sales.

  • Many companies expect export sales to increase in 2017.

  • North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region will be the main export destinations.

  • Multifunction models, including designs that can function as home decor as well as storage, are expected to increase.

  • Basic designs will continue to increase.

  • Adoption of sustainable materials will remain a trend.

  • Price competition, both locally and overseas, is the primary concern of most makers.

  • Several makers are worried about labor costs amid the increase in minimum wages.

  • For a number of companies, expanding market reach is the main challenge.

Prices

Basketware suppliers in Indonesia intend to keep price increases to a minimum to remain competitive. Among the 15 suppliers surveyed for this report, 53 percent will maintain current quotes and seven percent plans to cut prices.

Of the companies that expect to raise prices, 37 percent will be capping increases at 5 percent and 50 percent will be keeping adjustments within 6 to 10 percent. Price adjustments are primarily being made to cover higher labor costs and electricity rates. Minimum wages in 2017 are more than 8 percent higher than 2016 rates.

Export markets & sales

Most basketware suppliers in Indonesia have an optimistic outlook on export sales. Of the suppliers surveyed for this report, 67 percent see revenue from overseas markets increasing in the next 12 months.

Many companies are confident of getting repeat orders from clients. A number also expect their participation in international trade shows and other marketing efforts to generate additional business. North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region are expected to remain key export destinations.

More multifunction models are expected. Of the survey respondents, 31 percent indicated these will be the focus of their R&D efforts in coming months. Bicycle baskets that can be used as shopping baskets are anticipated. Upcoming releases will include basketware that can function as home decor as well as storage or gift packaging.

A number of suppliers will be concentrating efforts on simple hampers and storage baskets with simple weaving. Adoption of sustainable materials such as pandan leaves, water hyacinth, seagrass and bamboo will also remain a trend in upcoming releases.

Some companies will focus on making their designs more durable or more aesthetically pleasing in terms of the shape or finish.

Challenges

Price competition, both locally and overseas, is the most difficult challenge facing the industry. Of the suppliers surveyed, 54 percent indicated this as a major concern since rising labor and electricity costs are pushing up prices.

More than 20 percent of the survey respondents are worried about labor cost in particular, with minimum wages having gone up about 8 percent. For the remaining companies, expanding market reach amid the intense competition in the industry is the main challenge.

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