BPS: Banten Exports Dominated Footwear and Plastic Products
By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, June 21 2018 - 22:10 IWST
INDUSTRY.co.id -Serang- Banten non-oil export value increased 2.20 percent in April 2018 compared to March from 971.76 million US dollars to 993.12 million US dollars.
The higher non-oil / gas exports are supported by higher exports of Banten's main commodities such as footwear and plastic and plastic goods, Banten Agoes Soebeno Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said here on Thursday (21/6/2018)
The value of non-oil exports for the top ten categories of Banten goods in April reached 689.84 million US dollars, while for other goods category of 303.28 million US dollars.
The largest non-oil export value of footwear category reached 223.67 million US dollars, followed by plastic and plastic goods and organic chemicals with exports amounting to 86.82 million US dollars and 61.61 million US dollars.
Six of the ten main non-oil / gas export categories in April 2018 increased. The highest increase in export value came from a variety of processed food items followed by plastic and plastic goods with an increase of 12.73 million US dollars and 5.13 million US dollars, respectively. On the other hand, the lowest increase in export goods occurred in rubber and paper / cardboard which only increased by 0.44 million US dollars.
Meanwhile, the highest and lowest decrease in export values occurred in rubber and rubber goods and machinery / appliances category with decrease of respectively 7.85 million US dollars and 0.07 million US dollars.
Non-oil exports of ten main categories of goods for January-April 2018 contributed 68.55 percent of total non-oil and gas exports. Non-oil / non-gas export value for the top ten categories fell 3.06 percent or US $ 83.20 million compared to non-oil and gas exports in the same period last year which reached 2,722.07 million US dollars.
Six of the ten non-oil / gas export categories from January to April 2018 increased from the same period in 2017. The highest increase came from a variety of processed foods that rose 34.76 million US dollars, and the lowest occurred in the copper category with an increase of 3.79 million dollars US.
Compared to ten major non-oil / gas export categories in April and March 2018, all the same classes of goods will be found.
Seven of the nine classes of goods except iron and steel, paper / paperboard and copper are the goods that are always included in the ten main categories of non-oil and gas exports from at least in early 2017, with a combined share of non-oil and gas exports never less than 54 percent.
Total exports of Banten (oil and gas and non-oil / gas) in April 2018 reached 1,012.35 million US dollars, an increase of 2.48 percent compared to the previous month which was recorded at only 987.87 million US dollars. (Ant)