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Indonesia's trade surplus narrows in August

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:27
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Indonesia posted a US$433 million trade surplus in August, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday, smaller than the US$630 million surplus forecast in a Reuters poll.

[JAKARTA] Indonesia posted a US$433 million trade surplus in August, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday, smaller than the US$630 million surplus forecast in a Reuters poll.

The surplus was only one-third of a revised US$1.38 billion one the country had in July.

August exports were US$12.70 billion, falling 12.28 per cent from a year earlier, while imports were US$12.27 billion, down 17.06 per cent.

REUTERS