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Indonesia pays price of protectionism as commodity exports sink

Indonesia's coal output is estimated to be higher in 2018 than in 2013, but the production of key mineral exports including bauxite, tin and nickel will still be well behind the commodity cycle's peak.


INDONESIA'S economy is losing out on commodity gains after lawmakers wrapped protectionist policies around the nation's resources. Their next problem: finding a lucrative replacement.

Commodities now account for about 40 per cent of all exports, down from almost 60 per cent

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