Bangka Belitung Tin Export Down 19.32 Percent

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, May 04 2018 - 21:30 IWST

Pekerja PT Timah - foto - IST
Pekerja PT Timah - foto - IST

INDUSTRY.co.id - Pangkalpinang - Central Bureau of Statistics Bangka Belitung noted that tin exports in March 2018 fell 19.32 percent compared to February, but other commodities rose 84.62 percent so the total value of exports reached 156.4 million US dollars.

"Although tin exports are down, there is a surge in non-bulk exports that are much larger than the previous year," said BPS Head of Babel Islands Darwis Sitorus in Pangkalpinang, Thursday (3/5/2018)

He said the role of tin in exports from January to March 2018 reached 76.55 percent. Cumulatively, there was a decline in tin exports by 3.09 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

"Tin exports are still dominated by Singapore, with 25.66 percent of tin exports in January - March 2018 being delivered to the White Lion, but if compared to January - March 2017, tin exports to Singapore this year fell 30.50 percent," he said. .

Meanwhile, tin exports to the Netherlands, India, South Korea and Japan in January - March 2018. These five main countries import about 73.97 percent of the tin from this area.

Darwis said that the export of non-tin from January to March 2018 is dominated by mineral fuels of 47.0 million US dollars or 48.67 percent of the total export of this region.

"The export value of animal fat and oil from January to March 2018 decreased by 22.51 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, the role of this commodity to 36.73 percent," he said as quoted by Antara.

According to him the export value of pepper fell 39.76 percent so that its role to be 3.38 percent of the export of non-contained. While the value of exports of rubber products and cumulative goods of rubber rose 24.06 percent and fish and shrimp groups rose 125.84 percent.

"The role of these two groups is 9.12 percent of the total non-local exports," he said.

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