Personal Protective Equipment Market in Indonesia

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In the lines of work where serious injuries are everyday threats and employees are exposed to hazardous environment, companies are taking precaution measures in order to make sure that their employees are protected from harms and injuries. These lines of work include workers in the oil field, offshore, mining location and construction site. The best safeguard for the workers are by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) depending on the requirement.
Personal protective equipment is any equipment intended to protect a worker 's head, face, eyes, hands, or feet. It represents collectively the forms of safety equipment that people wear to protect their safety and health when they are doing work. PPE does not eliminate
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According to several PPE vendors, most of their products came from outside of Indonesia (straight from the manufacturers), from low-end up to high-end products. Therefore, a more reliable or close to a precise data can be obtained from using a data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS). The data for analysis would be the import commodity for safety headgear to Indonesia from 2002 to 2004 (Graph 1).

Source: Statistics Indonesia (BPS). The demand of safety devices are increasing throughout the year. The weight of imported safety headgear is increasing even though the dollar spent is lower on 2003. There might be a price drop on certain items that made the total money spent for safety headgear is lower in 2003. In 2004 however, both the weight and the dollar spent rocketed to more that triple of 2003. The simple and rational explanation to this phenomenon could be the increase in explorations and constructions in Indonesia that automatically increase the use of PPE.

3. Market Size The major users of PPE in Indonesia are from the construction, oil/gas, and mining industries. In order to get the estimation of the actual person using PPE is to find the companies that are employing them. According to, a premier up-to-date mining and oil/gas portal of Indonesia, the number of active mining companies that is listed with them is close to 200 (Appendix 1). In

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