Online report features 11 export suppliers offering dinnerware, serveware, drinkware, flatware and tabletop accessories, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends

JAKARTA, IndonesiaThe Hinrich Foundation released the Indonesia Sourcing Report: Tableware 2017 with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL).

The online report offers import buyers websites of 11 verified exporter suppliers and profiles dinnerware, serveware, drinkware, flatware and tabletop accessories. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Report features models in novelty shapes, eco-friendly materials

Tableware suppliers from Indonesia are enhancing product aesthetics to attract more potential buyers in the international market. This has given rise to a wider range of options in terms of shapes and patterns.

For dinnerware and serveware, makers are offering novelty-shaped plates, bowls and trays in addition to the traditional round and square models. Additionally, while floral and nature-themed patterns remain popular, releases featuring geometric motifs are growing in number.

“With more consumers becoming interested in eco-friendly products, tableware producers will continue to use materials such as rattan, bamboo and shells,” said Emerela Puspita, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation. “Suppliers will also be featuring new patterns and shapes in various colors in the coming months. Shell inlays, carvings and combinations of materials with a glazed finish are anticipated features of upcoming models.”

To cater to the growing demand for environment-friendly products, the adoption of rattan and other sustainable raw materials will also continue. Rattan, mostly used in tabletop accessories, is combined with other materials such as ceramic to add unique look to the product. The main sources of rattan are the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan and the provinces of West Java, East Java, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.

For wooden tabletop accessories and decorative bowls and utensils, makers use timber that complies with the requirements of the Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu (SVLK), Indonesia’s national timber legality assurance system. Suppliers procure timber from Java and the provinces of South Sulawesi, South East Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.

Suppliers and products

Istana Potterindo Industri in East Java has been manufacturing ceramic products since 1990. Its tableware selection includes fish-shaped plates and teapots, as well as bowls with pumpkin and coconut forms. Mugs in airplane and saxophone shapes are also offered.

Established in 1993, Wirasindo Santakarya in Central Java offers tabletop accessories made of rattan and fiberglass. The company’s selection includes rattan coasters and placemats, and fiberglass vases with seashell inlay.

In addition to Istana Potterindo Industri, and Wirasindo Santakarya, suppliers featured in the report are:

– Bali Export Import, Bali: Painted ceramic plates, bowls and saucers in neutral and earth tones.

– Caspla Bali, Bali: Glasses, bowls, cutlery, plates, placemats, napkin rings, coasters, serving trays and vases made of cowry shells and other seashells.

– Celadona, East Java: Ceramic tea sets with animal- or plant-themed designs.

– Bali Export Import, Bali: Painted ceramic plates, bowls and saucers in neutral and earth tones.

– Melati Mas, Yogyakarta: Wooden and rattan serving trays, placemats, flatware and glassware.

– Multi Dimensi, West Java: Plates, bowls, serving trays, placemats and vases made of seashells.

– Oesing Craft, East Java: Serving plates, bowls and boards made of tamarind wood and other types of timber.

– Presindo Central, Central Java: Food-grade melamine plates, mugs and dinnerware sets.

– Sango Ceramics, Central Java: Ceramic charger and dinner plates, and dinnerware sets.

The report further shows:

– In 2016, Indonesia’s exports of porcelain table, kitchen, household and toilet items amounted to $92.5 million, according to data from DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.

– The US was the top importer of these products, accounting for $43.3 million or 47 percent of the total export value. South Korea, Japan, the UK and Finland were the other top importers.

– Of the surveyed suppliers, 70 percent are optimistic revenue from overseas markets will increase in the next 12 months. Among the respondents, 50 percent expect export sales to increase 10 to 20 percent during the period.

Indonesia Sourcing Report: Tableware 2017 is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed online here.

Other related Sourcing Reports available online are: Tableware and dinnerware, Vietnam and India; and Home decor, Vietnam and India.

Sourcing from Indonesia buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to Indonesia sourcing, the Hinrich Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available.

Buyers will also learn how to find and evaluate reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes.

Download the report