Export Performance from January to November Increases 17.16 Percent

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, December 15 2017 - 21:30 IWST

Kepala BPS Suhariyanto (Foto Ridwan)
Kepala BPS Suhariyanto (Foto Ridwan)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said the export value performance in January-November 2017 increased 17.16 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

"The cumulative value of Indonesia's exports from January to November 2017 reached 153.9 billion US dollars or an increase of 17.16 percent compared to the same period in 2016," said Head of BPS Suhariyanto in Jakarta, Friday (15/12/2017)

Suhariyanto explained, from the total increase, non-oil exports reached 139.68 billion US dollars, an increase of 16.89 percent.

While the largest increase of non-oil exports in November to October occurred in animal / vegetable fats and oils of 152.3 million dollars (8.04 percent).

Meanwhile, the largest non-oil / non-oil / non-oil / non-oil / non-gas exports in November were recorded at US $ 133.5 million (28.55 percent) of the ore, crust and ash.

Suhariyanto also pointed out, in the agricultural sector, there is a class of goods whose export value decreased in November compared to October, namely coffee, tea, and spices.

Related coffee, previously proclaimed Indonesia has the potential to take advantage of lifestyle changes among Chinese youth through coffee as one of the non-oil commodity exports superior.

"Chinese teenagers are now beginning to drink coffee as a lifestyle change from the previous generation who like to drink tea," said Consul General of Indonesia in Shanghai Siti Nugraha Mauludiah, Tuesday (12/12).

According to her, coffee has started to become a lifestyle trend in mainland China. Even Starbucks, a global networked coffee retailer, recently opened a new outlet in Shanghai, which is touted as the largest outlet in the United States.

During this time, he continued, Indonesia is exporting coffee to China in the form of raw seeds. "The coffee market in China is still very open and growing," she said.

She mentioned in the period from January to September 2017, China imported coffee from various countries with an overall value of 567 million US dollars.

Of that amount China brings coffee from Indonesia worth 34 million dollars or still lags far behind Vietnam.

Indonesia and China have a long history of coffee trade. Over 1,000 years ago or during the Tang Dynasty, Chinese merchants landed in the archipelago offering ceramics and silk in exchange for various agricultural commodities, especially coffee and pepper.

Most coffee enthusiasts in mainland China are very familiar with civet coffee as a specialty of coffee from Indonesia that is second to none. (Ant)

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