ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
China biggest deficit creator to Indonesia
China is the biggest trade deficit creator in Indonesia's trade balance compared to any other country, reaching US$5.6 billion (Rp 50.5 trillion) throughout 2010, a top official at the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) says.
Several countries "assemble" products in China, making it the world's biggest exporter, BPS chairman Rusman Heriawan said Tuesday.
"Products made in China are worth more than the amount of investment there, because several European brands, for example, assemble their products in China. Therefore, a lot of final products are exported from there," Rusman told the press at his office in Jakarta.
He added that the other biggest trade-deficit contributors to Indonesia included Singapore, Thailand ($3.37 million) and Australia ($1.73 million).
Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below