Russia, a Potential Trading Partner for Indonesia

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  • Pemimpin ekonomi Indonesia Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (kanan) menerima pemimpin ekonomi Rusia Presiden Vladimir Putin (kiri) saat KTT APEC 2013 di Nusa Dua, Bali, Senin (7/10). ANTARA/Prasetyo Utomo

    Pemimpin ekonomi Indonesia Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (kanan) menerima pemimpin ekonomi Rusia Presiden Vladimir Putin (kiri) saat KTT APEC 2013 di Nusa Dua, Bali, Senin (7/10). ANTARA/Prasetyo Utomo

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The trade ministry stated that Russia is one of the potential trading partners for Indonesia because there are many trading products that can be accepted by the foreign country.

    Trade Ministry director general for foreign trade Bachrul Chairi said that, in 2013, Russia ranked 29th as Indonesia's export destination. “The growth in bilateral trading between the two countries for the past five years (2009 to 2013) on average was 45.1 percent per year,” he said in a written released.

    According to Bachrul, on the ASEAN level, Indonesia's trading performance with Russia in 2013 ranked third with the value of US$2.96 million. The achievement was from main exports comprising palm oil, footwear, coffee, copra, and natural rubber in 2013.

    Trade ministry Muhammad Lutfi said the Russian government expected to increase agricultural exports to their country. The request was after the prohibition of agricultural products from the United States, the European Union, Norwegia, Canada, and Australia to the country.

    According to Lutfi, the government's request was conveyed directly by Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev. Russia, he said, hoped there would be export growth in milk, fish, and vegetables to the Russian market.

    AYU PRIMA SANDI