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Bali hardest hit economy in Indonesia

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 1, 2020
Bali has taken the biggest economic hit in Indonesia from the coronavirus pandemic, President Joko Widodo said.
Joko Widodo
Indonesia   Joko Widodo
“The biggest economic contraction was recorded […] in Bali, which is in a negative growth of 10.98 percent,” Jokowi said during a virtual meeting with Indonesia’s governors earlier today.

Topics: Indonesia

“This is because tourists, and tourism, is so dominant for Bali’s economy and so we can see how it [resulted] in this sharp decline.”

Indonesia’s easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua are the only ones reporting positive growth at 4.52 and 0.53 percent respectively.