Indonesia’s Exports in May 2018 Reaches US$ 16.12 billion

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 25 Juni 2018
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President Jokowi attends Indonesia International Motor Show 2018. (Photo by: Cabinet Secretariat documentation).

President Jokowi attends Indonesia International Motor Show 2018. (Photo by: Cabinet Secretariat documentation).

Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Suhariyanto reported that Indonesia’s export value in May 2018 reached US$ 16.12 billion, a 10.90 percent increase compared to April 2018. “Likewise, it increased by 12.47 percent compared to May 2017,” he said at the press release of Export and Import of Indonesia in May 2018, Monday (25/6).

According to BPS, non-oil and gas exports in May 2018 reached US$ 14.55 billion, or increased by 9.25 percent compared to April 2018 and by 11.58 percent compared to May 2017.

Furthermore, Suhariyanto said that Indonesia’s import value in May 2018 reached US$ 17.64 billion, or increased by 9.17 percent compared to April 2018, and increased by 28.12 percent compared to May 2017.

“Non-oil/gas imports reached US $ 14.83 billion in May 2018, or increased by 7.19 percent compared to April 2018. Similarly, compared to May 2017 it increased by 23.77 percent,” Suhariyanto said.

Indonesia booked US$ 2.09 billion in non-oil/non-gas export to China in May 2018, while export to the United States and Japan were recorded at US$ 1.57 billion and US$ 1.40 billion respectively. Export value to these countries contributes 34.82 percent of Indonesia’s total export value. “While export values to 28 European Union countries amounted to US$ 1.74 billion,” he further said.

Based on the origin of export goods, West Java recorded the highest export value during January to May 2018 with a total amount of US$ 12.84 billion (17.14 percent). “Followed by East Java US$ 8.02 billion (10.70 percent) and East Kalimantan US$ 7.45 billion (9.94 percent),” Suhariyanto stated. (Humas BPS/EN) (GWH/MMB/Naster)

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