02 May 2023 | News & Feature

Fiscal intervention getting ready from the bench

  • Despite the slowing consumption growth, the Indonesian economy continues to move from strength to strength thanks to the continuing trend of outsized trade surplus throughout Q1 2023.
  • Bank Indonesia’s macroprudential policies and intervention in the domestic bond market allow consumers to fulfil their demand for big-ticket items. However, tighter credit conditions amidst dwindling liquidity may eventually discourage further purchases.
  • The government should have enough fiscal room to provide a boost to the macroeconomic condition should the domestic economy falls to its nadir in 2023.