TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia's central statistics agency, Statistics Indonesia (BPS), recorded US$21.42 billion export value in August 2021. According to BPS chief Margo Yuwono, this was a new record for Indonesia's exports.
"The previous highest was in August 2011, which was US$18.60 billion," Margo said in a press conference, Wednesday, September 15.
August 2021's export value reflects a 20.95 percent increase from the previous month and 64.10 percent higher compared to August 2020.
Margo said that non-oil and gas exports reached US$20.36 billion, up 21.75 percent from July and 63.43 percent year-on-year (yoy).
Overall, since the beginning of 2021, the accumulated value of Indonesia's exports from January to August 2021 reached US$142.01 billion, a 37.77-percent (yoy) increase.
Based on the provinces of origin, Margo added, West Java recorded the biggest export value so far this year with US$21.56 billion or 15.18 percent of the nation's total. The second largest was from East Java with US$14.87 billion (10.47%), followed by East Kalimantan with US$13.33 billion (9.39%).