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Indonesia registers lower export, trade surplus in February

Staff Writer |
Indonesia registered 6.17 percent lower exports at $12.57 billion and trade surplus of 1.32 billion throughout February, a senior official at Indonesia's central statistics agency (BPS) said.

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Head of BPS Suhariyanto said the export figure in February this year was lower than 13.40 billion a month earlier, but 11.16 percent higher than it was in corresponding period last year.

He added that non-oil and gas commodities took up most of Indonesia's export at 11.38 billion throughout last month.

That figure was 6.21 percent lower than a month earlier, but 11.55 percent higher than it was in February last year.

Non-oil and gas export reductions were mostly seen in gems and jewelry products that dropped 105.2 percent.

"Indonesia's total exports in the first two months this year stood at 25.98 billion U.S. dollars, or 19.20 percent higher than in the same period last year," Suhariyanto said.

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