Bekraf to prioritize sectors beyond fashion, food and crafts

November, 17 2017 | 09:35 am Bekraf-to-prioritize-sectors

The Creative Economy agency (Bekraf) said recently that the fashion, culinary and handicrafts sectors are already a big industry that “we want a piece of.”

“There are also others areas we set as a priority to develop, namely games, application, music and film,” said Bekraf head Triawan Munaf, at the Forum Merdeka Barat 9 (FMB9) gathering event at the Presidential Staff Office on Nov.14.

“In the future, the economy will not merely depend on natural resources,” Triawan said.

Data from Bekraf shows that the contributions made by the creative industry was recorded at Rp 784.82 trillion in 2014, an increase of 8.6 percent from the Rp 852 trillion recorded in 2015.

“Of the total contribution, the culinary, crafts and fashion sector have made the largest contribution in the creative economy,” he added.

The culinary sector contributed 41.69 percent, followed by fashion at 18.15 percent and crafts at 15.7 percent. In addition, the film industry grew by 10.28 percent, music by 7.26 percent, arts and architecture at 6.62 percent and games at 6.68 percent.