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Indonesia revises June trade surplus to US$528m

Indonesia won't flip-flop on its mineral-ore export ban even as prices of metals languish at multiyear lows, with President Joko Widodo reaffirming his government's full support for the policy that's designed to compel investment in processing capacity.

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's statistics bureau on Tuesday revised the country's June trade surplus to US$528 million, up from US$477 million reported a month ago.

The bureau revised June exports to US$13.51 billion from US$13.44 billion and imports to US$12.98 billion from US$12.96 billion.


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