InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The exports from Indonesia in January 2018 reached US$ 14,45 billionorincreased 7,86% compared to the same period in last year, 2017 (YoY). The increasing exports were supported by the exports of gas and oil, reaching 1,10% and non – oil and gas reaching 8,57%.
“The increasing non-oil and gas exports in Januarywere the good starts to optimize the exports in 2018”, Secretary of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita said in the official statement toInfoSAWIT, Friday (23/2/2018).
The increasing non-oil and gas exports were from the increasing kinds of products, such as, mineral materials (HS 27); jewelry/gems (HS 71); iron and steel (HS 72); wood pulp/pulp (HS 47); fish and shrimp (HS 03); ore, crust, and metal ash (HS 26); andcloth (HS 62). Besides, the increasing oil and gas exports reached 20,84%.
Enggartiasto also mentioned, the increasing non – oil and gas exports in January 2018 were supported by some countries that increased their exports, such as, Saudi Arabia (increased 42,8%); Philippine (increased 26,6%); Netherland (increased 24,4%); Bangladesh (increased 24,2%); China (increased 23,8%); Japan (increased 19,5%); and United States of America (increased 8,2%). While the non – oil and gas exports that decreased (YoY) were to India (decreased 16,5%); Thailand (decreased 5,6%); Vietnam (decreased 7,4%); Pakistan (decreased 32,3%); Australia (decreased 23,0%), and Spain (decreased 13,9%).
The non-oil and gas trade in January 2018 was surplus reaching US$ 182,6million. In the period, the non-oil and gas export reached US$ 13,16billionwhile the imports reached US$ 12,98 billion. The trade in January 2018 was deficit US$ 676,9million. It happened for the deficit in gas and oil trade that reached US$ 859,5million.
The non-oil and gas trade to India, USA, Philippine, Netherland, and Bangladesh was having the biggest surplus reaching US$ 2,3billion in January 2018. While the non-oil and gas exports to China, Thailand, Australia, Singapura, and German were having the biggest deficit reaching US$ 2,6billion. (T2)