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

Indonesia recorded a USD900.2 million trade surplus in June of 2016, up from USD536.0 million surplus reported a year earlier and way above market estimates of a USD300 million. It was the largest trade surplus since February as exports fell less than imports. Year-on-year, sales dropped by 4.42 percent to USD12.92 billion, following a 9.75 percent decline in May and market expectations of a 12.4 percent drop. Imports decreased by 7.41 percent to USD12.02 billion, compared to a 4.12 percent fall in May and market consensus of a 10.1 percent decline. In May 2016, trade surplus was marginally revised to USD373.6 million. Balance of Trade in Indonesia averaged 760.96 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
900.20 373.60 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-16 04:00 AM Apr $0.67B $0.51B $0.19B $ -0.2B
2016-06-15 04:00 AM May $0.37B $0.66B $0.68B $ 0.8B
2016-07-15 02:15 AM Jun $0.9B $0.37B $0.3B $ 0.5B
2016-08-15 04:00 AM Jul $0.9B 0.6B
2016-09-15 04:00 AM Aug 0.6B
2016-10-15 04:00 AM Sep $ 0.2B

Indonesia Trade Surplus Largest in 4 Months


Indonesia recorded a USD900.2 million trade surplus in June of 2016, up from USD536.0 million surplus reported a year earlier and way above market estimates of a USD300 million. It was the largest trade surplus since February as exports fell less than imports.

Year-on-year, sales dropped by 4.42 percent to USD12.92 billion, following a 9.75 percent decline in May and market expectations of a 12.4 percent drop. It was the 21th straight month of fall, as as sales of non-oil and gas products decreased by 2.85 percent to USD11.73 billion and those of oil and gas dropped by 17.56 percent to USD1.19 billion.

Imports decreased by 7.41 percent to USD12.02 billion, compared to a 4.12 percent fall in May and market consensus of a 10.1 percent decline. It was also the 21th consecutive month of fall. Purchases of non-oil and gas products fell 0.66 percent to USD10.33 billion and those of oil and gas decreased by 34.61 percent to USD1.69 billion.

Compared to the previous month, exports were up  by 12.18 percent. Oil exports rose 23.92 percent and sales of non-oil and gas products rose 11.12 percent. By categories, sales rose for: machine/electrical equipments (+11.57 percent), machine/mechanical equipment (+40.62 percent), apparel not knitted (+45.91 percent), knitted materials (+56.70 percent) and ores, crust, metal ash (+128.73 percent). In contrast, outbound shipments fell for: animal/vegetable fats and oils (-5.08 percent), pearls, precious and semi-precious stones (-6.05 percent), iron and steel articles (-52.23 percent), pulp (-17.19 percent) and inorganic chemicals (-25.01 percent). 

Sales were up to all of the country's main trading partners: the ASEAN countries (+10.65 percent to USD2.56 billion), the EU countries (+4.40 percent to USD1.23 billion), Japan (+23.33 percent to USD1.24 billion), China (+23.33 percent to USD1.21 billion), the US (+26.90 percent to USD1.63 billion), India (+6.48 poercent to USD773.8 million)  and South Korea (+12.69 percent to USD482.9 million). 

Compared to a month earlier, imports went up 7.86 percent. Purchases of oil and gas increased by 1.02 percent and those of non-oil and gas was up 9.07 percent. Imports rose for all categories: consumption goods(+14.20 percent to USD1.14 billion), raw materials (+4.62 percent to USD8.89 billion) and capital goods (+20.79 percent to USD1.99 billion).

In May 2016, trade surplus was marginally revised to USD373.6 million.

Statistics Indonesia l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/15/2016 6:36:51 AM

Indonesia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 900.20 373.60 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Exports 12917.10 11514.30 18647.83 30.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 12016.90 11140.70 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 105.89 100.24 135.30 89.01 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 99400.00 96100.00 99400.00 35400.00 IDR Billion [+]
Remittances 2301.00 2329.00 2384.00 1202.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 841723.00 858240.00 915334.00 548821.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 78.07 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 [+]
Weapons Sales 4.00 8.00 49.00 1.00 USD Million [+]




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