Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Indonesia: land of milk and diapers

With 22 million babies and toddlers in Indonesia, the country is fast becoming a haven for manufacturers of powered milk and disposable diapers Young mothers like Suherna Purnomo spends about $55 a month on them. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) MOTHER SUHERNA PURNOMO, SAYING: "Disposable diaper is for practicality, with disposable diapers he sleeps well day and night. I have tried using the cloth diapers, he did not like it," Milk consumption has grown over nine percent a year from 2006 to 2011. Official figures show Indonesia is the second fastest growing market in Asia after China. The young population is fast attracting investors to the sprawling archipelago. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRAND AND MARKETING CONSULTANT, SAYING: "If you look at the demographics of Indonesia at this moment of course the average age of Indonesia's population is only 27. so they are very young and in the productive stage of having families. That's why the demand of milk and demand of diapers is very increasing," Indonesians drink less milk than most other countries in Asia, showing potential for growth. Another reason Indonesia is tempting to investors is its high birth rate - Asia's second after India.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter