Central Statistics Agency (BPS) will release general overview data or research on e-commerce in Indonesia. BPS Head Suhariyanto said the research is still underway by involving the users.
“Wait until March, it is still being collected. The point is that e-commerce users are very enthusiastic to participate,” he said at the Book Launching of Creative Economic Statistics on Tuesday, February 27.
According to Suhariyanto, the enthusiasm is also due to the data which will be useful for the players in the industry, not only for the government.
Suhariyanto added, until now, Indonesia does not have the exact data associated with e-commerce. In fact, the data is needed to read the shift of consumers’ preferences, products which purchased online, until the possibility of other shift that needs to be anticipated.
He said that it will affect the economy which is leading to the digital economy.
Suhariyanto said the data collected from the e-commerce users through the marketplace platform has not included the trading or sales on social media.