JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories.com) – Indonesia recorded exports of US$13.17 billion in April 2017, declined 10.30 percent from previous month, but rose 12.63 percent from the same month last year. Imports reached US$11.93 billion, declined by 10.20 percent from previous month, but rose 10.31 percent from the same month last year.
As a result, Indonesia recorded trade surplus of US$1.25 billion, widened from surplus of US$1.23 billion in March this year, the Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS) data showed on Monday (May 15).
Non oil and gas exports in the month reached US$12.19 billion, fell 7.43 percent from March, but rose 12.89 percent from April 2016.
The cumulative export value in the first four months of this year (Jan-Apr) reached US$53.86 billion, rose 18.63 percent from the same period last year, while exports of non-oil and gas sector reached US$48.90 billion, up 19.14 percent.
The large decline of exports was booked by vegetable oil which reached US$251.9 million, down 12.23 percent from previous month.
Indonesia’s import of non-oil and gas reached US$10.32 billion, down 6.26 percent from March, but increased 9.16 percent in April last year.
Oil and gas imports in April reached US$1.61 billion, or fell 29.25 percent from March 2017, but rose 18.27 percent from the same month last year. (*)