Despite the Covid 19 pandemic, Indonesia continues to increase its import and export activities. Since the beginning of the year, there are of course sectors that have increased or decreased. Below is data on Indonesia’s exports and imports in June 2021.
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Export and Import in 2021 in Indonesia
Based on the data from Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS), cumulatively from January to June 2021, Indonesia’s exports reached US$102.87 billion, up 34.78 percent (yoy).
This data shows that there is an increase or decrease in certain months. As happened in May, there is a month-on-month decrease even after big moments like Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan.
However, it is different from June 2021. In this month, there was a significant increase in the majority of the trade sector. Where export and import data will be discussed next.
Indonesia Exports in June 2021
In june 2021, Indonesia’s exports increase to 18.55 billion US dollars. This export value increased in all sectors, both oil and gas exports and non-oil and gas exports
On a monthly basis, exports increased by 9.52 percent compared to May 2021 and on an annual basis, exports increased by 54.46 percent compared to June 2020.
In the agricultural sector, exports reached US$0.32 billion and increased by 33.04 percent (mtm) and 15.19 percent (yoy).
Commodities that increased on a monthly basis in the sector were medicinal plants, aromatics and spices, coffee, bird’s nest, cloves and cocoa beans.
Non oil and Gas Exports
On the non-oil and gas exports reached $17.31 billion in June 2021, up 8.45 percent (mtm) and 51.35 percent (yoy).
The increase in exports in the non-oil and gas category occurred in iron and steel by 32.31 percent, vehicles and parts by 42.19 percent, ore slag and metal ash by 35.36 percent, electrical machinery and equipment by 15.87 percent and footwear by 33.01 percent.
Manufacturing and Mining Industries
Mining exports reached $2.91 billion, up 11.75 percent (mtm) and 92.80 percent (yoy). The goods that contributed to the value are copper, coal, lignite, other metal ores.
Export Destination Countries
Broken down by destination, Indonesia’s exports with the largest increase in June went to China, followed by Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. In contrast, exports to India, Switzerland, Pakistan, Australia and Africa declined.
Indonesia Imports in June 2021
The value of Indonesia’s imports in June 2021 reached US$17.23 billion, up 21.03 percent from May 2021 and 60.12 percent from June 2020, respectively.
Oil and Gas Imports
Oil and gas imports in June 2021 were worth US$2.30 billion, up 11.44 percent compared to May 2021 or up 239.38 percent compared to June 2020. Non-oil and gas imports in June 2021 were worth US$14.93 billion, up 22.66 percent compared to May 2021 or up 48.08 percent compared to June 2020.
Non-Oil and Gas Imports
The largest increase in imports of non-oil and gas goods in June 2021 compared to May 2021 was machinery and mechanical equipment at US$506.7 million (28.31 percent). On the other hand, the largest decrease was metal ore, slag and ash at US$126.8 million (53.48 percent).
Import Destination Countries
The top three suppliers of non-oil and gas imports during January-June 2021 were China with US$25.27 billion (31.79 per cent), Japan with US$6.56 billion (8.26 per cent) and South Korea with US$4.45 billion (5, 60 per cent). Non-oil and gas imports from ASEAN were US$14.46 billion (18.19 percent) and European Union US$4.99 billion (6.28 percent).