Indonesia’s exports in March 2012 amounted to $17.27 billion, which represents an increase of 10.01 percent compared to that recorded in the previous month, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported.
“In comparison to March 2011, exports increased by 5.51 percent,” BPS head Suryamin said.
Non-oil and gas exports stood at $13.76 billion in March 2012, up by 11.55 percent compared to that in February. On a year-on-year basis, non-oil and gas exports in March went up by 3.46 percent.
Cumulatively, exports from January to March reached $48.53 billion. This represents an increase of 6.93 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2011.
Non-oil and gas cumulative exports in 2012 were worth $38.53 billion, representing an increase of 3.87 percent based on a year-on-year basis.
The hike in non-oil and gas exports in March was mainly driven by the animal fat and oil commodities, which amounted to $670.1 million.
The top three countries that imported non-fuel-and-gas commodities from Indonesia were China, Japan and the United States with $2.05 billion, $1.43 billion and $1.28 billion respectively. All of them contributed 34.63 percent to the total non-oil and gas exports.