Indonesia recorded an export value of 15.30 billion U.S. dollars in January, down by 7.48 percent compared to that in December, but up by 12.24 percent than that in January last year, according to the Indonesian Agency of Statistics on Monday.
The agency also reported that the value of non-oil and non-gas exports in January reached 14.42 billion U.S. dollars, down by 7.11 percent compared to that in December, but up by 12.49 percent than that in January last year.
The decline occurred in the exports of ore, slag, and metal ash by 257.5 million U.S. dollars or 44.39 percent, while the largest increase happened in the exports of mineral fuels by 150.5 million U.S. dollars or 8.72 percent.
Based on the non-oil and non-gas sector, exports of the processing-industry products in January increased by 11.72 percent compared to those in January last year, the export of agricultural products went up by 13.91 percent, and the export of mining products and others rose by 16.92 percent.
Indonesia's largest non-oil and non-gas export destination country in January was China, with a value of 3.05 billion U.S. dollars, followed by the United States with 1.68 billion U.S. dollars and Japan with 1.25 billion U.S. dollars.
Meanwhile, Indonesia's exports to ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) were valued at 3.05 billion U.S. dollars, and the country's export values to the European Union were recorded at 1.17 billion U.S. dollars.