Footwear Industry Still Being the Export Primadonna of Banten Province

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, April 13 2018 - 21:23 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, footwear such as shoes and sandals is still a primadonna of non-oil exports of Banten Province from month to month with an export value of 100 million US dollars, while other goods under 100 million US dollars.

Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Banten Agoes Soebeno in Serang, Thursday, said footwear became the mainstay of non-oil exports of Banten because the area has many footwear industries whose products are export oriented.

The value of non-oil / non-gas exports for ten categories of goods in February 2018 reached 605.05 million US dollars, while for other goods category of 287.57 million US dollars.

The largest non-oil export value in February 2018 came from the footwear category reaching 194.93 million US dollars, followed by plastic and plastic goods and organic chemicals with exports amounting to 76.34 million US dollars and 67.27 million US dollars.

Seven of the ten major non-oil / gas export categories in February 2018 decreased except tin, paper / paperboard, and processed food items increased by 20.62 million US dollars, 3.39 million US dollars and 9.28 million US dollars respectively .

The highest decline in export value came from the footwear category followed by organic chemicals with a decrease of respectively 42.41 million US dollars and 13.68 million US dollars. While on the other five goods the export value decrease of each less than 9.00 million US dollars with the lowest increase came from the class of machineries / aircraft mechanics of 0.35 million US dollars.

Non-oil exports of ten major items for January - February 2018 contributed 66.43 percent to total non-oil and gas exports. Non-oil / non-gas export value for the top ten categories of goods rose 5.23 percent or 62.19 million US dollars compared to non-oil exports in the same period last year which had reached 1,189.76 million US dollars.

Seven of the ten non-oil and gas export categories from January to February 2018 increased compared to the same period in 2017. The highest increase came from tin that rose 57.62 million US dollars, and the lowest occurred in the processed food category of 3.79 million US dollars.

Compared to ten major non-oil exports in February and January 2018, there will be nine classes of the same item, except for tin. Seven of the nine classes of goods, except paper / paperboard and copper, are the categories of goods that are always included in the ten main categories of non-oil export of Banten over the past year, with a combined share of non-oil and gas exports never less than 54 percent.

Soebeno added that the export value of Banten in February 2018 decreased 9.88 percent compared to the previous month from 992.29 million US dollars to 894.23 million US dollars.

The decline was mainly caused by non-oil / non-gas exports which declined 10.03 percent from 992.11 million dollars to 892.62 million US dollars. The opposite of oil and gas exports rose 805.96 percent over the previous month, from 0.18 million US dollars to 1.61 million US dollars.

Ten major non-oil and gas exports of Banten in February were footwear worth 194.93 million US dollars, plastic and plastic goods (76.34 million US dollars), organic chemicals (47.27 million US dollars, processed foods 43 , US $ 26 million), machineries / aircraft mechanics (42.61 million US dollars), tin (39.12 million US dollars), electric machines / equipment (37.96 million US dollars), copper (35.12 million US dollars), rubber and rubber goods (34.74 million US dollars), paper / carbon worth 33.71 million US dollars).

The 12 non-oil and gas export destinations in February were the Philippines with 54.98 million US dollars, Thailand (US $ 43.97 million), Myanmar (42.38 million US), Germany (21.65 million dollars), Belgium 20.13 million US dollars), the Netherlands (12.54 million dollars), the United States (142.12 million US dollars), China (116.13 million US dollars), Japan (76.83 million US), India ($ 34.49 million), South Korea (28.27 million US dollars) and Australia worth 20.20 million US dollars).

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