TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded that Indonesia's import value in June 2015 had increased by 11.63 percent to US$12.96 billion compared to the US$11.61 billion recorded in the previous month, BPS head Suryamin said in a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
Suryamin added that the figure decline by 17.42 percent when compared to the import value in June 2014.
Suryamin revealed that non-oil and gas imports in June 2015, had reached US$10.39 billion, increasing by 8.95 percent compared to May 2015 that stood at US$9.53 billion.
The highest increase in non-oil and gas imports was contributed by machinery and mechanical equipment that accounted for US$410 million or 26.3 percent of the total figure. On the other hand, importation of ships and floating structure declined by 82.26 percent to US$300 million.
Three top non-oil and gas importers for Indonesia in the first semester of 2015 were China, Japan, and Singapore with import values of US$14.71 billion, US$7.18 billion and US$4.21 billion, respectively.
The non-oil and gas imports from ASEAN countries reached US$2.21 billion or accounted for 21.52 percent. Meanwhile imports from the European Union accounted for 9.33 percent, reaching 983.1 million.
The oil and gas imports in June 2015 increased by 23.89 percent to US$2.58 billion compared to May 2015 that stood at US$2.08 billion. However, the figure declined by 24.06 percent when compared to last year’s figure that stood at US$3.39 billion.
Cumulatively, the import value from January to June 2015 that stood at US$73.94 billion decline by 17.81 percent compared to the same period of last year that stood at US$89.95 billion. In the period of January-June 2015, imports on consumer goods dropped by 13.93 percent from previously US$6.3 billion to US$5.4 billion.