Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Yudho Winarto
KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Indonesia posted a bigger-than-expected $1.96 billion trade surplus in January as exports surged while imports remained weak amid measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday.
A Reuters poll had expected a $1.68 billion surplus.
Exports rose 12.24% on a yearly basis to $15.30 billion, compared with the poll's forecast of a 13.59% increase, on rising shipments of the country's top commodities such as palm oil, coal and copper.
Imports were down 6.49% on a yearly basis to $13.34 billion, versus a 2.77% fall expected in the poll.