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Indonesian rattan was one of the natural commodity which has been traded since long time ago. As one of the natural wealth, rattan has an important role in economic growth for Indonesia. The availability of rattan is abundant in the forests of Indonesia, especially in Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatra, making Indonesia a major supplier of rattan world needs, but the export value of Indonesian rattan furniture in the last few years dropped. This research aims to analyze the competitiveness of Indonesian rattan furniture to the largest European importing countries and the determinant factors affecting the competitiveness of Indonesian rattan furniture. The data used in this study were annual time series data from 2007-2016. The methods used were the competitiveness test with the approach of Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) and Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage (RSCA) was used to analyze the competitiveness of Indonesian rattan furniture to the European importing countries. The results showed that Indonesia had strong competitiveness in 4 European importing countries, especially the United Kingdom and Italy rattan furniture market that had a higher point of competitiveness with 141,01 & 100,95 RCA’s point respectively. This made both as a major export option of Indonesian rattan furniture in the future.
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