Up 10.24 Percent, Indonesia’s Export Value from January to March Translucent 44.27 Billion Dollar
Exports and Imports The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reported that the value of Indonesian exports during March 2018 reached 15.58 billion US dollars, an increase of 10.24 percent compared to exports in February 2018. Export value in March 2018 also showed an increase of 6.14 percent compared to March 2017.
“Non-oil / gas exports in March 2018 reached 14.24 billion US dollars, up 11.77 percent compared to February 2018. Similarly, compared to non-oil exports in March 2017 rose 8.16 percent,” said K. Suhariyanto, Head of BPS in a press statement at the Central BPS office , Jakarta, Monday (16/4) morning.
In cumulatf, the head of BPS said, the value of Indonesia’s exports from January to March 2018 reached 44.27 billion US dollars, an increase of 8.78 percent over the same period in 2017. Meanwhile, non-oil exports reached 40.21 billion US dollars or an increase of 9.53 percent.
“The largest increase of non-oil exports in March 2018 to February 2018 occurred in mineral fuel amounted to 358.9 million US dollars (18.58 percent), while the largest decline occurred in tin amounted to 92.5 million US dollars (45.25 percent),” explained Suhariyanto.
Meanwhile, according to the sector, BPS Head K. Suhariyanto said non-oil and gas exports from January-March 2018 rose 4.60 percent compared to the same period in 2017, as well as exports of mining and other products rose 41.48 percent, while exports of agricultural products fell 9.32 percent.
He said the largest non-oil / gas exports in March 2018 were China’s 2.36 billion US dollars, followed by US $ 1.59 billion and Japan 1.43 million US dollars, with the contribution of 37.78 percent. While exports to the EU (28 countries) amounted to 1.53 billion US dollars.
Meanwhile, according to province of origin of goods, Head of BPS added, Indonesia’s largest export in January-March 2018 came from West Java with the value of 7.53 billion US dollars (17.02 percent), followed by East Java 4.77 billion US dollars (10.77 percent) and East Kalimantan 4.59 billion US dollars (10.37 percent).
The value of Indonesian imports in March 2018 reached 14.49 billion US dollars or increased 2.13 percent compared to February 2018, as well as compared to March 2017 increased 9.07 percent.
Imports of non-oil and gas in March 2018, continued Suhariyanto, reached 12.23 billion US dollars, up 2.30 percent compared to February 2018, while if compared to March 2017 increased 11.08 percent.
While oil and gas imports in March 2018 reached 2.26 billion US dollars, up 1.24 percent compared to February 2018, but down 0.64 percent compared to March 2017.
The biggest increase in non-oil / gas imports in March 2018 compared to February 2018, according to BPS Head K. Suhariyanto, is the mechanical and mechanical plane 286.9 million US dollars (14.84 percent), while the biggest decline is the machine and electrical equipment group of 153.1 million US dollars (9.19 percent).
Added by Head of BPS, the largest non-oil and gas imports supplying country during January-March 2018 in China by US $ 10.16 billion (27.30 percent), Japan 4.33 billion Asc (11.64 percent) and Thailand 2.57 billion US dollars (6.89 percent). Non-oil imports from ASEAN were 20.84 percent, while the EU was 9.41 percent.
The import value of all categories of good goods / consumer goods, raw materials / auxiliary goods and capital goods during January-March 2018 increased from 22.08 percent, 18.35 percent and 27.72 percent respectively. (PR BPS / ES)