Tue. Apr 9th, 2024

In the
first five months of 2013, Indonesia’s trade deficit hit 2.53
billion USD when it exported 76.25 billion USD and imported 78.78
billion USD worth of commodities.

A slowdown in China, the
country’s biggest trading partner, is one of the main reasons that
affect Indonesia’s trade balance, Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said.

As
of present, non-oil and gas exports to China have dropped by 3.67
percent from 2012 to 8.56 billion USD. At present, China ,
along with India , is among the biggest buyers of Indonesia ’s
primary commodities, such as palm oil and coal.-VNA

By vivian