Indonesian exports to China more than to America

For the first time, China overtook the United States (U.S.) as an export destination for Indonesian non-oil products. In August, the value of exports to China reached U.S. $ 1.24 billion or higher compared to the U.S. amounted to U.S. $ 1.14 billion.

However, until now, the main destinations of Indonesian exports are still dominated by Japan with a value of U.S. $ 1.38 billion transaction. Meanwhile, the total Indonesian non-oil exports during August 2010 amounted to U.S. $ 10.6 billion.

"Exports to China now ranks second, and this is the first time this has happened," BPS chief Rusman Heriawan said at a news conference in his office, Jakarta, Friday, October 1, 2010.

According to Rusman, higher exports to China largely due to increased demand for coal commodities. Although the value decreases, the volume of commodity exports coal to the Bamboo Curtain country even greater.

Although the U.S. as the country shifts both non-oil export destination, during January-August 2010, the value of exports to China is still less than the U.S.. During that period, the value of exports to China recorded U.S. $ 8.21 billion, while the U.S. higher at U.S. $ 8.66 billion.

In the same period, Japan is still the largest export destination with a value of U.S. $ 10.4 billion or 12.73 percent of total non-oil exports of Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the BPS rate, Indonesia over the last few months continued to show its position as the world's oil importing countries.

Indonesia's crude oil exports in August 2010 recorded U.S. $ 749 million, down 4.39 percent against the position in July 2010 amounted to U.S. $ 783.4 million. Acquisition of exports is slightly larger than actual imports of petroleum products and gas Indonesia in August 2010 that reached U.S. $ 745.9 million.

The big difference actually occurs on the commodity of oil. Value of oil exports in August reached U.S. $ 188.8 million, while imports of oil products U.S. $ 1.4 billion.

However, Indonesia still lucky enough to enjoy the fruits of increased gas exports in August reached U.S. $ 1 billion, up 16.18 percent from July to U.S. $ 862.7 million. Meanwhile, imports of gas in August, only U.S. $ 51.9 million.

"This implication of the powerlessness of the refinery, so that fuel many imported from abroad," said Rusman. Indonesia Today

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