Indonesia Balance of Trade 1960-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Indonesia recorded a trade surplus of 454.40 USD Million in April of 2015. Balance of Trade in Indonesia averaged 764.54 USD Million from 1960 until 2015, 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
454.40 1025.60 4641.92 -2329.13 1960 - 2015 USD Million Monthly
Since the 1970’s Indonesia has been recording consistent trade surpluses due to robust exports growth. However, since 2012 the country started recording trade deficits as exports fell due to a slowdown in the global economy and falling commodity prices. In recent years, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Germany. Indonesia records trade surpluses with India, United States, Malaysia, United Kingdom and Singapore. . This page provides - Indonesia Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Indonesia Balance of Trade - was last refreshed on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-16 04:00 AM Feb $ 0.74B $ 0.74B (R) $ 0.52B $ 0.54B
2015-04-15 04:00 AM Mar $1.13B $ 0.66B (R) $ 0.62B $ 0.4B
2015-05-15 03:00 AM Apr $0.45B $1.13B $ 0.12B $ 0.7B
2015-06-15 04:15 AM May $0.45B $ -0.4B
2015-07-15 04:15 AM Jun $ -0.6B
2015-08-18 04:15 AM Jul $ -0.6B


Indonesia Reports Trade Surplus in April


Indonesia recorded a USD 0.45 billion trade surplus in April of 2015, rebounding from a 1.96 billion deficit reported a year earlier and beating market consensus, as imports declined more than exports.

In April, exports fell by 8.46 percent year-on-year to USD 13.08 billion. Sales of non-oil and gas products fell by 0.13 percent to USD 11.63 billion and those of oil and gas dropped by 45 percent to USD 1.46 billion.

Imports declined by 22.31 percent year-on-year to USD 12.63 billion. Purchases of non-oil and gas products fell by 18.06 percent to USD 10.30 billion and those of oil and gas decreased by 36.74 percent to USD 2.34 billion.

Compared to the previous month, exports fell by 4.04 percent. Oil exports declined by 26.68 percent and sales of non-oil and gas products declined by 0.13 percent. By products, sales increased for: fat and animal/natural oils (+17.18 percent to USD 1.85 billion), rubber and rubber articles (+10.79 percent to USD 549.9 million), footwear (+21.58 percent to USD 416.4 million), chemical products (+20.91 percent to USD 252.8 million) and iron and steel (+26.55 percent to USD 115.3 million). In contrast, outbond shipments declined for: mineral fuels (-11.73 percent to USD 1.50 billion); machinery/electrical equipments (-3.72 percent to USD 737.8 million); pearls/gems (-10.59 percent to USD 512.9 million); knitted wear (-11.89 percent to USD 261.3 million) and ores, slag and ash (-53.69 percent to USD 99.5 million).

Sales to the country's major trading partners were mostly up except those to Japan, the ASEAN countries and South Korea. Those to India increased the most by 8.73 percent to USD 1.19 billion, followed by China (+6.26 percent to USD 1.18 billion), the US (+3.41 percent to USD 1.38 billion), the EU countries (+8.62 percent to USD 1.33 billion), Taiwan (+9.7 percent to USD 381.2 million) and Australia (+5.49 percent to USD 174.2 million). In contrast, sales to Japan declined by 11.50 percent to USD 1.03 billion), the ASEAN countries (-4.91 percent to USD 2.31 billion) and South Korea (-11.41 percent to USD 436.3 million).

Compared to the previous month, imports increased by 0.16 percent. Purchases of oil and gas in rose by 3.0 percent while those of non-oil and gas decreased by 0.46 percent. Imports of raw materials fell by 3.86 percent to USD 9.70 billion. In contrast, those of capital goods declined by 13.62 percent to USD 21.52 percent to USD 2.03 billion million) and purchases of consumption goods decreased by 2.10 percent to USD 910.8 million).

In March 2015, the country posted a revised USD 1.02 billion trade surplus.


Indonesia has been running a consistent trade surpluses since December 2014.

Statistics Indonesia l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/15/2015 10:35:21 AM


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Indonesia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 454.40 1025.60 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Exports 13083.70 13634.70 18647.83 30.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 12629.30 12608.70 17416.99 21.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3800.00 -5700.00 3795.00 -10133.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.95 -3.20 4.80 -6.80 percent [+]
External Debt 292578.54 264060.33 292578.54 132629.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.17 97.27 135.30 89.01 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 82100.00 78700.00 78700.00 35400.00 Billion IDR [+]
Remittances 2147.00 2103.00 2194.00 1202.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 789596.00 786653.00 915334.00 548821.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 78.07 78.07 96.45 73.09 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 778.00 786.00 1720.00 772.00 BBL/D/1K [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -1322.00 Mar/15 -1609.00 2254.00 -3877.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 491.00 Apr/15 458.00 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -3019.00 Mar/15 -2215.00 8524.80 -3019.00 CAD Million [+]
China 341.34 Apr/15 30.81 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 23372.90 Mar/15 20300.00 24009.80 -16638.00 EUR Million [+]
France -4575.00 Mar/15 -3623.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 23000.00 Mar/15 19515.32 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -10990.00 Apr/15 -11790.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 454.40 Apr/15 1025.60 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 4060.39 Mar/15 3537.91 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan 229.26 Mar/15 -425.00 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico 479.80 Mar/15 558.30 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5401.00 Mar/15 6329.20 6329.20 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 14981.00 Mar/15 13597.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 8488.00 Apr/15 8380.51 8488.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -890600.00 Mar/15 -2037200.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 2525.00 Mar/15 2316.16 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -6153.67 Mar/15 -4655.64 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -2817.00 Mar/15 -3318.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -51367.00 Mar/15 -35892.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]