BPS(Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistic) has published the Data of Indonesia’s exports and imports in 2021. Below, we will brief them one by one.
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Export and Import Indonesia in July 2021
In July 2021, the value of Indonesia’s exports and imports decreased compared to June 2021. For exports, the value decreased by 4.5% or US$18.5 billion. For imports, the value decreased by 12.2% to US$15.1 billion.
According to BPS, this is due to the end of Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia. Every year, Indonesia’s imports and exports increase drastically 2 months before and after Eid al-Fitr. However, after that, they decrease drastically.
Nevertheless, the percentage of Indonesia’s imports and exports has increased year-on-year. BPS notes that the value of Indonesian exports increased by 29.32% compared to July 2020. At the same time, the percentage of imports increased by 40.32%.
Export in Indonesia in July 2021
As mentioned earlier, there was a decrease in the value compared to the previous month. This decrease in value is due to exports of iron and steel, which decreased by US$ 409.5 million (20.56%).
The opposite is true for animal fats and vegetable oils. For these goods, BPS recorded an increase of US$614.0 million (32.42 percent).
Indonesia's Export Destination Countries in July 2021
In fact, the top export destinations for Indonesia in July 2021 are:
1. China (US$ 3.57 billion),
2. United States (US$ 2.02 billion),
3. Japan (US$ 1.19 billion),
4. ASEAN Countries (US$ 3,18 billion),
5. EU / European Union (US$ 1,55 billion)
Import in Indonesia in July 2021
The decrease in the value of Indonesian imports is due to a decrease in certain commodities. These commodities are machinery and mechanical equipment worth US$422.3 million.
Meanwhile, pharmaceutical products recorded an increase of US$185.9 in imports.
Indonesia's Import Destination Countries in July 2021
Furthermore, the top import destinations for Indonesia cumulatively from January to July 2021 are:
1. China (US$ 329,71 billion),
2. Japan (US$ 7,69 billion),
3. South Korea (US$ 5,08 billion),
4. ASEAN countries (US$ 16,63 billion),
5. European Union / EU (US$5,81 billion).
Despite the decrease in the Month-to Month (MoM), the overall result is still relatively stable. Indonesia’s trade balance showed a surplus of US$2.59 billion in July 2021.
The stability comes mainly from the non-oil and gas sector of US$3.38 billion. In contrast, there was a deficit of US$0.79 billion in the oil and gas sector.