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Indonesia records trade surplus of 1.96 bln USD in January

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia recorded in January a trade surplus of 1.96 billion U.S. dollars, according to Indonesia's Agency of Statistics.

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Topics: INDONESIA   

The agency's head Suhariyanto said that the surplus was obtained from the non-oil and non-gas sector of 2.63 billion U.S. dollars, while the oil and gas sector underwent a deficit of 0.67 billion U.S. dollars.

"The surplus came from the difference between exports of 15.30 billion U.S. dollars and imports of 13.34 billion U.S. dollars," Suhariyanto added.

The values of Indonesia's exports and imports in January decreased compared to those in December. The export value was recorded at 15.30 billion U.S. dollars, down by 7.48 percent compared to that in December, but up by 12.24 percent than that in January last year.

Meanwhile, the import value was recorded at 13.34 billion U.S. dollars in January, down by 7.59 percent compared to that in December, and dropped by 6.49 percent than that in January last year.

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