Indonesia's Trade Surplus Down to $0.9 Billion in October 2017

Eko Nordiansyah    •    15 November 2017 15:57 WIB
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Indonesia's Trade Surplus Down to $0.9 Billion in October 2017
Illustration (Photo: Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

Jakarta: Indonesia recorded a trade surplus of $0.9 billion in October 2017, a significant decrease of $0.86 billion compared to September 2017.

"Indonesia recorded a total trade surplus of $11.78 billion in January-October 2017," the Central Statictics Agency (BPS) head Suhariyanto said in Central Jakarta on Wednesday morning.

Indonesia's non-oil and gas sector recorded a trade surplus of $1.69 billion last month. On the other hand, the country's oil and gas sector recorded a trade deficit of $0.79 billion in the same month.

Meanwhile, Indonesia's exports reached $15.09 billion in October 2017. The country's exports increased by 3.62 percent compared to September 2017.

Furthermore, Indonesia's imports reached $14.19 billion last month. The country's imports increased by 11.04 percent compared to September 2017.


(WAH)