BPS: Bali Fish Exports 11.10 Million US Dollars

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Monday, November 20 2017 - 22:48 IWST

Export of Tuna (Rizki Meirino / Industry.co.id)
Export of Tuna (Rizki Meirino / Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Denpasar - Bali exported fish and shrimp by 11.10 million US dollars during September 2017 or increased 2.23 million US dollars (25.16 percent) compared to the previous month (August 2017) recorded 8.87 million US dollars.

"The shipment of fish and shrimp compared to the same month in the previous year also increased 3.13 million US dollars or 39.24 percent, because September 2016 only produced 7.97 million US dollars," said Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Bali Province Adi Nugroho, in Denpasar, Monday (20/11/2017)

He said the export of fish and shrimp is able to contribute 25.16 percent of total Bali exports of 44.15 million US dollars during September 2017, an increase of 1.08 million US dollars or 2.51 percent compared to the previous month recorded 43, 07 million US dollars.

However, Bali's total exports compared to the same month in the previous year increased by 3.64 million US dollars or 8.99 percent, because the value of Bali's exports in September 2016 only produced 40.51 million US dollars.

The Chinese market absorbed the most shrimp and fish shrimp from Bali which reached 27.32 percent, following the United States 27.03 percent, Japan 18.34 percent, Hong Kong 6.12 percent, Australia 4.27 percent, Singapore 0.85 percent , Germany 1.17 percent, France 1.30 percent and the remaining 12.90 percent to various other countries in the world.

Adi Nugroho added that fish and shrimp is one of Bali's five major commodities which contributed 25.16 percent, followed by jewelery (gems) 16.41 percent and apparel products not knitted 14.59 percent.

In addition, wood products and various types of souvenirs from wood materials 8.46 percent and furniture products and home lighting 6.36 percent and 29.02 percent the rest of various other commodities.

Adi Nugroho was quoted by Antara adding that although the export value of fish and shrimp is quite large, the role of the farmers' exchange rate declined by 0.69 percent from 107.01 percent in August 2917 to 106.28 percent in September 2017.

The price index of production received by farmers decreased by 0.71 percent, but the index received by farmers (Ib) decreased by 0.02 percent, causing the exchange rate of fishery sub-sector subsector to decline.

The decline in the received price index (It) is caused by the decline of fishery commodity prices in the capture fishery by 0.97 percent and the aquaculture of 0.18 percent.

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