BANDUNG - West Java Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said West Java exports in November 2018 reached USD 2.55 billion, down 5.42 percent compared to October 2018.
More detailed mentioned, Non-Oil and Gas exports in November 2018 reached USD 2.53 billion, down 5.43 percent compared to last month. Likewise oil and gas exports fell 3.39 percent, to USD 17.99 million.
"Non-oil and gas exports fell 6.80 percent year-on-year, total exports fell 7.01 percent," said West Java BPS Head Doddy Herlando at the West Java BPS office.
It was also stated that Oil and Gas exports (y-o-y) were also lower by 29.24 percent from 2017. The export value of 10 main goods categories in November 2018 compared to the previous month, almost entirely decreased by a range of 7 to 18 percent. Except for three groups, Footwear, Knitted Goods, and Electric Machinery / Equipment that grew positively.
While the largest market share of West Java Non-Oil and Gas exports in November 2018 was still dominated by the United States, Japan and Thailand, each valued at USD 408.93 million, USD 278.80 million and USD 204.69 million with the role of the three reaching 35.31 percent.
The export volume of West Java in November 2018 reached 0.64 million tons, down 8.09 percent compared to October 2018. The decrease was due to the volume of non-oil and gas exports which fell 8.30 percent, and the volume of oil and gas exports dropped by 4.11 percent.
Meanwhile, the import value of West Java in November 2018 was USD 1.03 billion, down 11.90 percent compared to October 2018. On a year-on-year basis, the import value of West Java was lower by 0.24 percent. Oil and gas fell 39.23 percent, while non-oil and gas rose 6.56 percent.
Nearly all major goods groups declined in the range of 2 to 18 percent. Except for two groups of Artificial Stafel Fiber which rose 0.89 percent and Wood Porridge rose 1.97 percent. The largest non-oil and gas imports in West Java in November 2018 came from China worth USD 295.36 million, South Korea valued at USD 161.44 million and Japan valued at USD 137.35 million. With the role of the three reaching 63.20 percent of the total cumulative value of non-oil and gas imports. jo