The Indonesian textile industry is an exportoriented labour-intensive sector and believed that the value of national textile and textile product (TPT) exports will grow rapidly in the next two years. Ministry of industry Airlangga Hartanto said that the Indonesia textile exports is projected to touch $15 bn by 2019 and likely to employ 3.11 mn people. By then, the sector’s annual production capacity will rise to 1,638 tonne. The industry Ministry predicted that textile and textile products exports will grow around 11 per cent annually. The sector is estimated to contribute $12.09 bn to the economy in 2017 and $13.5 bn in 2018. By 2017 end, this sector can absorb up to 2.73 mn workers, and increase that to 2.95 mn in 2018.