TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said the country’s exports in April 2015 reached US$ 13.08 billion, declining by 4.04 percent from March at US$13.63 billion.
“Indonesian exports in April 2015 reached US$13.08 billion, dropping by 4.04 percent from that in March. But when compared to in April 2014, the figure slipped by 8.46 percent,” Sasmito Hadi Wibowo, the BPS’s statistics deputy for distribution and services, told a press conference in Jakarta on Friday.
Sasmito said non-oil and gas exports in April reached US$11.63 billion or dropped by 0.17 percent from March 2015 at US$64 billion, or dipped by 0.13 percent from April 2015 at US$16.4 billion.
The country’s non-oil and gas exports to the United States in April 2015, meanwhile, hit a record high of US1.38 billion, followed by to India at US$1.19 billion and China at US$1.17 billion—accounting for 32.17 percent of the total national exports. Indonesian exports to the European Union (EU) to 27 countries in April reached US$1.32 billion.
The decline in non-oil and gas exports in April from March occurred in mineral fuel commodities at US$199.3 million, or 11.73 percent, while fat and animal vegetable oil commodities saw the highest growth of US$270.8 million or 17.18 percent.