Indonesia govt, key parliamentary body set 2022 GDP growth target at 5.2%

A general view of the city skyline of Indonesian capital Jakarta
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the city skyline of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

September 14, 2021

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – The Indonesian parliament’s budget committee and the government have agreed to set a 2022 economic growth target of 5.2%, roughly the midpoint of President Joko Widodo’s proposal for 5.0%-5.5%, the committee’s chair Said Abdullah said on Tuesday.

The committee and the government also tentatively agreed to raise the 2022 spending plans to 2,714.2 trillion rupiah ($190.31 billion). That is up slightly from the president’s proposal in August of 2,708.7 trillion rupiah, assuming a similar increase in revenues.

The budget deficit target remains set at 4.85% of GDP. A wider parliamentary vote is needed for the 2022 budget, likely later this month or in October, but the committee’s endorsement is usually passed.

($1 = 14,262.0000 rupiah)

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(Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo and Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Martin Petty)