Andry Adi Utomo, Senior General Manager Sales & Marketing at Sharp Electronics Indonesia (Sharp Indonesia), said in the first half (H1) of 2017 Sharp Indonesia saw its sales decline by 5% year-on-year (y/y). Utomo detected a slight improvement so far in H2 this year. Overall, Utomo emphasizes that Indonesia’s electronics industry needs a significant recovery in people’s purchasing power to become a thriving industry again. Currently, washing machines are the best sold item for Sharp Indonesia, while sales of LED televisions are declining. The home appliances segment contributes 60-70% to total sales.