BANDUNG - Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) of West Java said the export value of West Java April 2018 reached USD 2.50 billion, decreased by 3.00 percent compared to March 2018 which reached USD 2.58 billion.
It said April 2018 non-oil exports reached USD 2.49 billion, down 2.86 percent compared to March 2018 which reached USD 2.56 billion. Meanwhile, oil and gas exports fell by 20.38 percent from USD 20.57 million to USD 16.38 million.
"By year-on-year (April 2017 to April 2018), non-oil / non-gas exports reached a low of USD 1.94 billion in June 2017, while the highest exports were recorded in August 2017 at USD 2.77 billion," said Head BPS Dodi Herlando.
Meanwhile, the lowest oil and gas export value of USD 11.10 million occurred in June 2017 and the highest USD 25.43 million occurred in November 2017.
Compared to the previous month, the export value of 10 main items of April 2018 decreased by 2.06 percent to a total of USD 1.77 billion from the previous USD 1.80 billion. Almost all of the major goods groups declined, except the Vehicles and Parts and Footwear, respectively, by 10.70 percent and 2.59 percent respectively.
BPS stated that the largest market share of non-oil and gas exports in West Java in April 2018 is still controlled by the United States, Japan and Thailand respectively valued at USD 395.00 million, USD 246.85 million and USD 194.80 million with the third role reaching 33.65 percent.
West Java's export volume in April 2018 reached 0.68 million tons or down 0.76 percent compared to March 2018 which reached 0.69 million tons. The decline due to the volume of oil and gas exports which decreased by 25.83 percent, while the volume of non-oil exports rose 1.23 percent. (Jo)