BANDUNG - The Central Statistics Agency noted that throughout September, the West Java trade balance was still experiencing a surplus.
The West Java Central Statistics Agency (BPS) informed the trade surplus from the value side of 1.65 billion US dollars. The surplus was supported by a surplus of Non-Oil and Gas commodities of 1.73 billion while Oil and Gas commodities had a deficit of 74.25 million US dollars.
"In terms of foreign trade volume, in September 2019 there was a surplus of 335.54 thousand tons, contributed by a non-oil and gas commodity surplus of 456.41 thousand tons while the volume of oil and gas commodity deficit was 120.87 thousand tons," the BPS chief said West Java Dody Herlando.
West Java's exports in September 2019 reached 2.53 billion US dollars, down 7.04 percent compared to August 2019. Where September Non-Oil and Gas exports reached 2.51 billion in September, down 6.44 percent compared to last month. Likewise with oil and gas exports fell 55.69 percent from 33.49 million US dollars to 14.84 million US dollars. In year-on-year Non-Oil and Gas exports fell 0.22 percent, total exports also fell by 0.88 percent.
The market share of West Java's Non-Oil and Gas exports in September 2019 was dominated by the United States worth 451.35 million US dollars, the Philippines worth 282.57 million US dollars and Japan worth 244.96 million US dollars. jo