Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017

 

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017 is a comprehensive guide for buyers interested in dinnerware, drinkware, flatware and serveware products from Indonesia. In this report, buyers can find:

Verified exporters – 11 featured suppliers offering hundreds of products

Products – Full color images with specifications & prices

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Export data – Indonesia-wide details and survey results from featured exporters

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  • Indonesia’s exports of porcelain table, kitchen, household and toilet items amounted to about $92.5 million in 2016.

  • Government initiatives to enhance the business environment is a major factor helping the tableware industry grow.

  • There area more than 2,000 tableware suppliers in Indonesia.

  • Kaolin, silica sand and other raw materials are typically sourced within the country.

  • Suppliers submit their products for testing by SGS and other independent agencies to ensure these meet international standards.

  • Pricing is determined mainly by the material and design of the product.

  • Most tableware producers are optimistic sales will increase by 10 to 20 percent in the next 12 months.

  • Upcoming releases will feature more environment-friendly materials.

  • Prices are expected to remain relatively stable in the next six months.

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017 Suppliers & products

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017

• Dinnerware & serveware • Drinkware • Flatware • Tabletop accessories

Our team has visited all Indonesia manufacturers featured here to verify their export capability. Each has a website on GlobalSources.com with full company details, product images with specifications, manufacturing capability and complete contact details.

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Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017 Industry overview

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware Industry Overview

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017

• Dinnerware & serveware • Drinkware • Flatware • Tabletop accessories

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

Indonesia tableware exportsCompetitive advantagesChallengesIndustry composition
  • Indonesia's 2016 exports of porcelain table, kitchen, household and toilet items amounted to about $92.5 million.

  • Exports of iron and steel table, kitchen and household items under HS code 7323 reached nearly $48.6 million.

  • In both categories, products sent to the US accounted for more than 40 percent of the export value.

  • Kaolin, silica sand and other raw materials are domestically available.

  • The country has set up several vocational schools to ensure skilled personnel for various sectors.

  • Government initiatives to enhance the business environment is another factor helping the tableware industry grow.

  • Gas rates in Indonesia are relatively high compared with those in neighboring countries.

  • Labor-related expenses are on an uptrend.

  • The high cost of logistics is another factor making Indonesia-made tableware less price competitive.


  • Indonesia has more than 2,000 tableware suppliers.

  • The industry comprises small handicraft workshops, as well as large makers with automated equipment.

  • Java island is the main production hub for ceramic models.

Indonesia makers of dinnerware, serveware, drinking vessels and flatware are releasing models with greater aesthetic value, aiming to reach home decor buyers within the country and abroad in addition to those looking for tableware. By targeting a wider market, suppliers hope to boost sales.

Efforts to enhance aesthetics have given rise to a wider range of options in terms of shapes and patterns. For dinnerware and serveware, suppliers are offering asymmetrical and novelty-shaped plates, bowls and trays in addition to the traditional round and square models. Additionally, while floral and nature-themed patterns remain popular, releases featuring geometric motifs are growing in number.

Decorative patterns are achieved through engraving, carving, printing, painting and cutouts. Models with seashell inlays are also offered.

Export statistics

In 2016, Indonesia exported approximately $92.5 million worth of products under HS code 6911, which covers porcelain table, kitchen, household and toilet items, according to data from the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database. The value represents an increase of 1 percent from 2015 shipments, which amounted to $91.3 million.

The US was the top overseas destination. In 2016, shipments to that market reached $43.3 million, or 47 percent of the total. The other major markets were South Korea, the UK, Japan and Finland.

Exports under HS code 7013, or glassware for the table, kitchen, toilet and decoration, amounted to about $70.3 million, down 13 percent from 2015. The top five markets were Vietnam, Japan, South Africa, Brazil and the US.

Indonesia Tableware Industry Overview Exports

Shipments under HS code 8215, covering spoons, forks and other types of tableware made of base metal, reached nearly $26.5 million, a dip of 3 percent from 2015. Products sent to the US accounted for 43 percent of the export value. Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Singapore were the other major markets.

Exports of iron and steel table, kitchen and household items under HS code 7323 dropped 36 percent year over year to about $48.6 million in 2016. Shipments to the US accounted for 42 percent of the value. Saudi Arabia, Germany, the UK and Australia were the other key destinations.

Exports of wooden tableware and kitchenware under HS code 4419 amounted to nearly $18.1 million, up 12 percent from 2015. Exports to Japan, the US, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium accounted for the majority of the export value.

Competitive advantages

A major factor enabling Indonesia tableware suppliers to provide a diverse selection is the presence of supporting industries, including suppliers of kaolin, glass, metal and wood.

Kaolin for ceramic production can be obtained from the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Belitung, Bangka and Sulawesi. Silica sand for ceramics and glassware can be obtained from Banka, Belitung, West Java and Sumatra.

Indonesia is also a major source of stainless steel. The country can produce about 150,000 tons annually, The Jakarta Post reported Oct. 12, 2015, citing the Indonesian Iron and Steel Industry Association (IISIA). In 2016, Indonesia was among the top 10 exporters of stainless steel under HS code 7218, sending $30.4 million worth of products overseas, according to data from the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.

Citing I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, the Industry Ministry’s director general for metals, machinery, transportation and electronic equipment, The Jakarta Post reported that the country expects to roll out at least 4 million tons of ferronickel, stainless steel and other downstream nickel products annually by 2020.

For teak and timber requirements, Indonesia has more than 91 million hectares of forest area, according to a 2014 estimate posted on the website of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

In addition to its natural resources, Indonesia has a large pool of workers to bring itself to the forefront of various export industries. In 2016, the country had a labor force of about 127.6 million, according to a Sept. 14, 2016, news release from the International Labour Organization, citing its Labour Market Outlook of Indonesia.

To ensure that workers have the necessary skills, the government has set up several vocational schools that will train human resources for various sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture and shipping. Indonesia’s Industry Ministry intends to produce 220,000 certified skilled workers in 2017, The Jakarta Post reported March 19, 2017, citing Secretary General Haris Munandar.

Government initiatives to enhance the business environment is another factor helping the country’s tableware industry grow. Indonesia’s position in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking went up to No.91 in 2017 from No. 106 in 2016. This improvement was attributed to reforms that eased starting a business, getting electricity, and paying taxes, registering property, getting credit, enforcing contracts and trading across borders, according to a Jan. 17, 2017, news release from the World Bank.

Challenges

A major roadblock to the industry’s growth is high production costs, especially in the ceramic sector. For one, Indonesia companies pay an average of about $9 per mmbtu for gas, compared with roughly $4 in Malaysia and Singapore, The Jakarta Post reported Feb. 8, 2017. The government is targeting reduced rates for the ceramic and sheet glass sectors, according to a Jan. 3, 2017, article.

The high cost of gas has put Indonesia products at a disadvantage in terms of price compared with items from China, Vietnam and other neighboring countries.

Putting additional pressure on margins and pushing up quotes are higher labor costs, as minimum wages across Indonesia are on an uptrend. In Jakarta, for instance, the minimum wage for 2017 has been set at 3,355,750 Indonesia rupiah ($252) per month, up from 3,100,000 Indonesian rupiah ($233). Besides complying with minimum wage levels, suppliers are offering better salaries and benefits including financial assistance in housing to retain and attract skilled workers.

Another factor making Indonesia products less price competitive is the high cost of logistics. In a March 17, 2017, report by Indonesia Investments, Elisa Sinaga, chairman of Asosiasi Aneka Industri Keramik Indonesia (ASAKI) or the Indonesian Ceramic Industry Association, claimed it is more expensive to transport products from Jakarta to North Sumatra than from China to Jakarta.

Overcoming the obstacles to becoming more competitive has become more imperative, especially for ceramic makers, since domestic demand has been on a downtrend amid the slow growth of the property sector.

Competition is expected to intensify in 2018, when import duties for ceramic products imported from China and other ASEAN countries will be eliminated. Deindustrialization could occur as domestic makers may opt to just import rather than produce ceramics, according to the March 2017 report by Indonesia Investments, citing Sinaga.

Industry composition

Indonesia has more than 2,000 tableware suppliers scattered across the country. Java island is the main production hub for ceramic models. For glassware, the major production centers are Jakarta and the provinces of East Java, Central Java and Bali. Hubs for wooden and plastic products are mainly located in West, Central and East Java.

The country’s tableware industry comprises small handicraft workshops and large makers with automated equipment.

Small factories, which typically occupy no more than 500sqm, generate annual sales of less than 1 billion Indonesian rupiah ($75,000). A small operation has fewer than 20 employees.

Midsize companies, which have factories of up to 2,000sqm, typically generate sales of at least 1 billion Indonesia rupiah each year. Each of these suppliers employ between 20 and 100 people.

Manufacturers with larger factories and workforces can generate more than 100 billion Indonesian rupiah ($7.5 million) annually. This group includes foreign-invested operations such as PT Hankook Ceramic Indonesia and PT Narumi Indonesia. The former is a subsidiary of South Korea-based Hankook Chinaware Co. Ltd and the latter is a unit of Japan-based Narumi Corp.

Supplier locations map

The highlighted areas on the map show the locations of the head offices and factories  of the tableware suppliers featured in this report.

Indonesia Tableware Industry Overview Locations Map

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017 Product features

Indonesia Sourcing: tableware Suppliers and Products

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017

• Dinnerware & serveware • Drinkware • Flatware • Tabletop accessories

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

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

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  • Materials are typically sourced within the country.

  • Ceramic is a popular raw material option across the various types of tableware.

  • The selection comprises traditional round and square designs, as well as asymmetrical pieces.

  • Tableware production is semi-mechanized.

  • Makers have at least two employees who specialize in QC.

  • Suppliers submit their products for testing by SGS and other independent agencies to ensure these meet international standards.

  • The material and design of the product are the main price determinants.

  • Plastic products are typically positioned at the low end of the price range.

  • High-end models come with more decorative elements.

Materials & designs

Indonesia suppliers offer tableware in various materials that are domestically available. Product offerings include dinnerware, serveware, drinkware, flatware and tabletop accessories.

Clay-based materials are common options across the product categories. Clay is procured from various parts of the country, including the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Bangka, Belitung and Nusa Tenggara.

Silica sand, used in the production of glass drinking vessels, dinnerware, serveware, vases and art, is often procured from the islands of Bangka Belitung.

Stainless steel, the top choice for flatware, is usually sourced from West and East Java.

Wood, specifically teak, is adopted in tabletop accessories such as vases, decorative utensils and bowls. The timber is sourced from the island of Java and the provinces of South Sulawesi, South East Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. Tableware makers adopt wood with Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu (SVLK) certification. SVLK is Indonesia’s national timber legality assurance system.

Nondisposable plastic dinnerware, serveware and flatware are typically made of food-grade PP or melamine. Most tableware suppliers PP is sourced from West Java and South Sumatra, which is home to several large producers of the resin. For melamine, makers usually source from Java island.

Tableware made entirely of bamboo, rattan and seashell are also available. Pieces showcasing these materials in combination with ceramic or another input are being offered as well.

Suppliers procure bamboo from the provinces of West Java, Central Java and East Java. For rattan, the main sources are the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan and the provinces of West Java, East Java, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. Seashells are obtained mostly from the islands of Java and Bali.

In terms of design, the selection comprises regular round, oval, square and rectangular shapes, as well as triangular and asymmetrical pieces. Indonesia suppliers are expected to provide more options in terms of shapes in coming months in line with efforts to enhance the aesthetic value of their products.

For patterns, floral artworks and other nature-inspired designs are popular. Contemporary pieces featuring geometric patterns are also available.

Manufacturing & QC

Production is generally a combination of manual processes and machine work. The larger the company, the higher the degree of mechanization.

Production is usually confined within the factory, but some companies outsource finishing, polishing and packing are usually outsourced.

The production of ceramic tableware begins with the creation of the plaster mold, which becomes final cast used for production. A slurry composed of clay, water and other materials, which is usually prepared in-house, is injected into the mold and left to set.

The plaster pieces are later taken apart to reveal the final product and trimmed with a knife. The products are then fired in an oven before the glaze is applied.

Glass items are made by mixing silica sand and other inputs. The mixture is melted and the liquid glass is poured into molds and go through annealing, which puts the products into the final shape and hardens it. Glassware production is typically done by machines, but there are makers offering handblown pieces.

In flatware making, a blank of stainless steel or another alloy undergoes rolling until the desired thickness is reached. It goes through a press, which cut outs the shape of the flatware. Dies are used to create the hollows for spoons, while fork prongs or tines are made through piercing. The patterns on the handles are created through stamping.

Pieces then undergo polishing and cleaning before packing.

At each company, at least two people specialize in QC. These personnel check that products meet specifications and bear no imperfections or unnecessary markings.

Besides the in-house QC, suppliers submit their products for testing by independent organizations such as SGS and TUV SUD to ensure that these comply with internationally recognized standards such as those of the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority.

Indonesia suppliers of food-contact melamine tableware, in particular, are required to acquire a product certificate of SNI-Marking. Obtaining the certificate requires that products comply with the national standard SNI 7322:2008.

Pricing

The materials and design of the model are the key factors affecting pricing of tableware. Plates, mugs and flatware at the low end of the price range are generally simple pieces made of plastic. Geometric and nature-inspired patterns are common in this segment.

In the midrange, raw material options include glass, ceramic and wood. Styles are simple, yet feature more intricate detailing.

High-end models come with more decorative elements. Raw material options in this segment include coconut and terracotta. For cutlery and flatware, stainless steel is the main option.

Vases used as tabletop decor are also available at various price points. Below $10, the selection includes teak items with a height of less than 10in and a handcarved nature-inspired pattern. Products between $11 and $20 include taller vases made of glass, ceramic and teak. Higher up the price range are items made of aluminum, copper, terracotta and palm tree wood.

Price guide

Price guide: Dinner plates
Less than $2
Plastic; simple design; with geometric or nature-inspired pattern
$2 to $4
Ceramic, glass or wood; plain or with a simple pattern
More than $4
Coconut, terracotta, glass or wood; plain or with an intricate or detailed handpainted patterns
 

Indonesia tableware product features Typical Components of a plate

Price guide: Coffee cups
Less than $1
PP or glass; up to 5cm in height; bright color; may have prints
$1 to $3
Ceramic or glass; with matching saucer; 5cm in height; neutral or pastel color
More than $3
Ceramic; with saucer; 7 to 14cm in height; neutral or pastel color

Indonesia sourcing tableware product features Typical Components of drinkware

 
Price guide: Flatware
Less than $1
Plastic or wood; plain design; 15cm long
$1 to $4
Spoon and fork set; all-seashell or seashell with wooden handles; 15cm long
More than $4
Spoon and fork set; stainless steel; mother-of-pearl inlay or intricate pattern on the handles; 13 to 18cm long

Indonesia sourcing tableware product features Typical Components of flatware

 
Price guide: Vases
Less than $11
Less than 10in in height; teak; simple handcarved artwork
$11 to $20
At least 10in in height; glass, ceramic or teak; simple pattern
More than $20
At least 30in in height; aluminum, copper, terracotta, glass or ceramic; intricate pattern

Indonesia sourcing tableware product features Typical Components of tabletop accessories

 

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017 Supplier survey

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017

Indonesia Sourcing: Tableware 2017

• Dinnerware & serveware • Drinkware • Flatware • Tabletop accessories

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

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

Export pricesExport markets & salesProduct trendsChallenges
  • Prices are expected to remain relatively stable in the next six months.

  • Most tableware suppliers will be maintaining current quotes due to price competition.

  • Manufacturers that will be raising prices intend to do so mainly to cover high labor and fuel costs.


  • Suppliers are generally optimistic that sales from overseas markets will increase in 2017.

  • Most surveyed suppliers are anticipating an increase of 10 to 20 percent in export sales.

  • Forty percent of respondents intend to boost exports to the Asia-Pacific region.


  • Upcoming releases include models made of rattan and other sustainable materials.

  • Makers are expected to offer a wider selection of shapes and patterns.

  • Suppliers will also adopt more decorative elements in their releases.

  • Price competition is the primary concern of most companies.

  • Higher labor costs and stringent overseas standards are also considered major challenges due to their effect on prices.

  • The low level of mechanization is another factor affecting suppliers’ competitiveness in terms of price and production lead time.

Export prices

Tableware suppliers in Indonesia are generally wary of raising their quotes amid the fierce price competition in the industry.

Among the suppliers surveyed for this report, 40 percent see prices remaining at current levels in the next six months to retain existing clients and attract new buyers, while 20 percent intend to reduce their quotes.

The remaining companies will be increasing prices to cover high labor and fuel costs. Most of these suppliers, however, intend to keep increases within 5 percent.

Export markets & sales

The majority of surveyed suppliers are optimistic revenue from overseas markets will increase in the next 12 months. Of the respondents, 50 percent expect export sales to increase 10 to 20 percent during the period.

Companies are anticipating positive results from government initiatives to facilitate business transactions. Indonesia’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business went up to No.91 in 2017 from No. 106 in 2016, as the country implemented reforms that facilitated starting a business, getting electricity, paying taxes, registering property, getting credit, enforcing contracts and trading across borders, according to a Jan. 17, 2017, news release from the World Bank.

Forty percent of the suppliers chose the Asia-Pacific region as their most important target market in coming months, finding it less expensive to export to the region. Companies also find the requirement to be less stringent than those of the US or the EU.

Twenty percent of the survey will be boosting exports to the US, and another 20 percent intend to fortify their foothold in the EU. The rest are looking at increasing their sales.

Among the surveyed suppliers, 40 percent plan to use more sustainable and domestically available materials such as rattan amid rising demand for environment-friendly products.

The remaining respondents will enhance the aesthetic value of their products, hoping to attract those looking for home decor, as well as tableware buyers. In line with this, new shapes and patterns are expected to be released in the next few months. Suppliers are also expected to offer more models with inlays, carvings and other decorative elements. Releases in line with the trend for more decorative products are fruit bowls and plates made of seashells.

Challenges

Of the nine suppliers that replied to the question regarding the most difficult challenge facing them, 45 percent indicated that price competition is their main concern. Higher labor costs are cutting into margins and driving suppliers to raise quotes, a move that will put their products at a disadvantage compared to those of China, Thailand and Vietnam.

The low mechanization level, especially in SMES, is also a challenge. Having a labor-intensive process places Indonesia makers at a disadvantage not only in terms of labor-related expenses but in terms of production lead times as well. Stringent overseas standards are another concern, mainly because of how they affect cost and lead times.

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