During the past five years, the Jakarta economy grew at an average 6.17 percent per year and is above the national economic growth with an average growth rate of only 5.88 percent per year.
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo said Jakarta’s economic performance as measured by the rate of economic growth showed positive growth. In 2007, economic growth reached 6.44 percent of Jakarta which increased to 6.77 percent in 2011.
“With an average economic growth rate is well over the last five years is expected to give hope to the front of Jakarta’s economic performance toward better conditions again.” Fauzi said at a plenary session with the City Council agenda liability Speech Final Term Report of Governor of Jakarta Province 2007-2012 period, Thursday (07/06/2012).
In addition, the continued governor, from 2007 to 2012, the Revenue Budget Expenditure (Budget) of Jakarta increased to Rp 15.6 trillion. Another factor that proves the economy of Jakarta increased Human Development Index (HDI), economic growth, increased labor force, and reduced poverty.
While the value of exports through the Jakarta in 2007 amounted to 32.18 billion U.S. dollar rose to 46.47 billion U.S. dollars in 2011. Along with the increasing value of the export and import values of 34.73 billion U.S. dollars in 2007 to 88.87 billion in 2011.
“This is a form of good economic performance that put Jakarta on the position 17 of the 200 metropolitan areas with the best economic performance in the world based on the Global Metro Monitor 2011 report,” said Fauzi.