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Indonesia Posts Worst Trade Deficit in Five Years at $2B in...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Indonesia recorded a widening trade deficit to US$2.03 billion in July 2018, the worst since July 2013, due to soaring consumer goods imports,...

Morning Briefing: Indonesian Govt Takes Bold Steps to Address CAD

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The government had taken bold steps to address Indonesia’s persistent current account deficit (CAD), which continues to underwhelm the economy and a...

Indonesia to Stop Importing Over than 500 Items to Stabilise Rupiah

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Indonesian government will stop importing 500 items for six months in order to stabilise Rupiah against US dollar. Government also considered to give...

Japan-EU Concludes Trade Agreement, Export Rises in June

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe  and European Union (EU) and European Commission (EC) signed the strategic partnerships agreement (SPA) and Economic Partnership Agreement...

IHS: Trade War Escalates as U.S Plans Tariffs on a Further...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - On 10 July, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that President Donald Trump had ordered to begin the process...

Surprise in Indonesia’s Trade Balance Pushes Rupiah, JCI to Red Zone

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Surprise in the trade balance in May 2018 that reached US$1.52 billion pushed the Rupiah and Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) to the lower...

Japan’s Trade Balance Deficit in May

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s trade balance turned out a deficit of JPY578 billion (US$ 5.2 billion) in May on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, a...

Indonesia`s Palm Oil Exports Dropped in Q1 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia`s exports of palm oil and derivatives dropped in the first quarter of 2018 compared to same period last year according to...

Policy Review: Indonesia’s Sea Toll Continues, Logistic Business More Attractive

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo continues to encourage sea toll programs to increase export and logistics  business in Indonesia. Over the last three years, Widodo has...

China’s Economy Steady Amid Trade War With U.S

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - In April, China's economy registered a steady and showed a good momentum for growth featuring stable production and demand growth, National Bureau of...

Indonesia’s Trade Deficit Largest Since April 2014

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia posted a surprise US$1.63 billion trade deficit in April 2018, the largest since $1.96 billion in April 2014. Suhariyanto, Head of Central...

IHS: Solid Rebound in Japan’s Current Account Surplus in March

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan's current account surplus rose 4.2 percent year on year (y/y) to JPY3.1 trillion (US$285 billion) on a non-seasonally adjusted basis in...

China Increases CPO Import from Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--China has agreed to increase import of crude palm oil (CPO) from Indonesia by at least 500,000 tons. Last year, Indonesia’s CPO export...

Japan’s Trade Surplus Widens in March

By Harumi Taguchi, principal economist at IHS Markit Key Points: Ÿ   Japan’s trade surplus rose 32.1% in March year on year (y/y) to JPY797 billion (USD...

Policy Review: Sugar Industry Needs Incentives to Cut Import

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesia’s government need to set up incentives for the sugar industries to cut import. Recently, the Ministry of Trade has open to import...

Indonesia Still Records Trade Deficit in February on Rice Imports

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia`s trade balance recorded a deficit of US$120 million in February, lower than January's deficit at level $676.9 million, the Indonesia Statistics said...

Indonesia Posts Trade Surplus $11.8b in 2017

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia recorded accumulative exports of US$168.73 billion in 2017 and imports of US$156.89 billion, resulting in trade surplus of $11.84 billion,...

Indonesia Trade Surplus Drops in November as Imports Surge

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s trade surplus drops to US$130 million in November from $900 million in previous month as imports grew higher than market...

Indonesia Trade Surplus Narrows to $900 Million in October

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia trade surplus narrowed to $900 million in October from a surplus of $1.76 billion in previous month as imports grew faster than...

Indonesia September Trade Balance Surplus US$1.76 Billion

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s trade balance turned to a surplus of US$1.76 billion in September 2017, Statistics Indonesia has reported. In September 2017, exports reached $14.54...

Indonesia Trade Balance Turn to Deficit US$270m in July

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s trade balance turn to the deficit of US$270 million for the first time since December 2015 record surplus in July 2017,...

Local Content Rules Will Be Reinforces to Reduce Import

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia government will issue a presidential decree to improve the policy of local content level to reduce imports as well as...

Indonesian Trade Surplus US$1.63 Billion, But Export Falls

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’s trade surplus reached US$1.63 billion in June 2017,the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reported. In June 2016, Indonesia's trade surplus was...

Indonesian trade balance surplus US$470 million in May

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia's trade balance surplus US$470 million in May dropped significantly compared to April worth of $1.33 billion, the Central Bureau of Statistics...

Indonesia trade surplus widens slightly in April to US$1.25 billion

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...