Indonesia Records USD1.22 Trade Surplus in September 2016

Suci Sedya Utami    •    17 Oktober 2016 14:20 WIB
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Indonesia Records USD1.22 Trade Surplus in September 2016
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Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Indonesia's trade balance recorded a monthly surplus of USD1.22 billion in September 2016.

Exports reached USD12.51 billion last month, while imports reached USD11.3 billion.

"It was the biggest monthly surplus since September 2015," said Central Statistics Agency (BPS) head Suhariyanto during a press conference in Jakarta on Monday (10/17).

Indonesia's trade surplus reached USD5.67 billion in the first nine months of 2016. It declined by USD1.55 billion compared to the same period last year.

"It was influenced by global economic slowdown and low commodity prices," Suhariyanto explained.



(WAH)