Indonesia Balance of Trade  1960-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Indonesia recorded a USD670 million trade surplus in April of 2016, up from a USD480 million surplus reported a year earlier and beating market estimates of a USD190 million as exports fell less than imports. Year-on-year, sales dropped by 12.65 percent to USD11.45 billion, following a 13.5 percent decline in March. Imports decreased by 14.62 percent to USD10.78 billion. In March 2016, trade surplus was recorded to an upwardly revised USD510 million. Balance of Trade in Indonesia averaged 761.20 USD Million from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 4641.92 USD Million in December of 2006 and a record low of -2329.13 USD Million in July of 2013. Balance of Trade in Indonesia is reported by the Statistics Indonesia.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
670.00 510.00 4641.92 -2329.13 1960 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
Since the 1970’s Indonesia has been recording consistent trade surpluses due to robust exports growth. However, from 2012 to 2014 the country started recording trade deficits, as exports shrank due to slowdown in the global economy and fall in commodity prices. In 2015, trade balance swang again to surplus due to almost 20 percent fall in imports. In recent years, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Thailand, Japan, Germany and South Korea. Indonesia records trade surpluses mainly with India, United States, and Malaysia. . This page provides the latest reported value for - Indonesia Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Indonesia Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-15 04:00 AM Feb $1.14B $0.01B $0.08B $ -0.2B
2016-04-15 02:00 AM Mar $0.49B $1.14B $0.5B $ 1.0B
2016-05-16 04:00 AM Apr $0.67B $0.51B $0.19B $ -0.2B
2016-06-15 04:00 AM May $0.67B $ 0.8B
2016-07-15 04:00 AM Jun $ 0.6B
2016-08-18 04:00 AM Jul $ 0.7B

Indonesia Trade Surplus Beats Expectations


Indonesia recorded a USD670 million trade surplus in April of 2016, up from a USD480 million surplus reported a year earlier and beating market estimates of a USD190 million as exports fell less than imports.

Year-on-year, sales dropped by 12.65 percent to USD11.45 billion, following a 13.5 percent decline in March and market estimates of a 11.0 percent decrease. It is the 19th straight month of fall, as sales of non-oil and gas products dropped by 9.32 percent to USD10.56 billion and those of oil and gas dropped by 39.18 percent to USD886.18 million.

Imports decreased by  14.62 percent to USD10.78 billion following a 10.41 percent drop in a month earlier and market forecasts of a 9.15 percent fall. It is also the 19th consecutive month of decline. Purchases of non-oil and gas products fell by 8.46 percent to USD9.42 billion and those of oil and gas decreased by 41.74 percent to USD1.46 billion.

Compared to the previous month, exports were down  by 3.07 percent. Oil exports fell 28.4 percent and sales of non-oil and gas products declined slightly by 0.1 percent. By categories, sales declined for: mineral fuels (-10.59 percent);  pearls, precious and semi-precious stones (-18.05 percent), machine/electrical equipment (-4.77 percent); ores, crust, metal ash (-36.64 percent) and ships (-48.01 percent). In contrast, outbound shipments rose for: animal/vegetable fats and oils (+12.75 percent), vehicles and parts (+12.17 percent), machine/mechanical equipments (+18.44 percent), footwear (+18.26 percent) and tins (+201.37 percent).

Outbound shipments dropped to the ASEAN countries (-2.03 percent to USD2.31 billion), followed by Japan (-10.66 percent to USD952.4 million),  Australia (-17.27 percent to USD172.9 million), South Korea (-1.58 percent to USD420.8 million) and Taiwan (-9.10 percent to USD217.5 million). In contrast, sales were up to the US (+7.28 percent to USD1.34 billion), the EU countries (+2.72 percent to USD1.18 billion), China (+3.76 percent to USD1.04 billion and India (+1.14 percent to USD799.4 million).

Compared to a month earlier, imports fell by 4.62 percent. Purchases of oil and gas decreased by 12.32 percent and those of non-oil and gas was down 3.39 7.88 percent. Imports declined for consumption goods(-12.38 percent to USD864.6 million) and raw materials (-5.35 percent to USD8.15 billion). In contrast, purchases rose by 3.61 percent to USD1.76 billion for  capital goods.

In March 2016, trade surplus was recorded at an upwardly revised USD510 million.

Statistics Indonesia l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/16/2016 6:17:21 AM

Indonesia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 670.00 510.00 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Exports 11450.00 11792.80 18647.83 30.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 10780.00 11295.80 17416.99 21.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -4670.00 -5114.70 3795.00 -10125.60 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.06 -3.20 4.80 -6.80 percent [+]
External Debt 310670.25 292578.54 310670.25 132629.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.20 98.21 135.30 89.01 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 96100.00 82100.00 92200.00 35400.00 IDR Billion [+]
Remittances 2301.00 2329.00 2384.00 1202.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 806118.00 768118.00 915334.00 548821.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 78.10 78.07 96.45 73.09 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 801.00 800.00 1720.00 772.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 4.76 4.78 6.55 3.92 [+]




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