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Indonesian trade posts $1.4 billion surplus

Indonesian trade posted a US$1.4 billion surplus in January, a drastic surge from only $10 million in January 2016, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has said.

“This is the highest surplus since January 2014,” BPS head Suhariyanto said during a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday.

Indonesian exports reached $13.38 billion in January this year, an increase of 27.21 percent compared to the figure recorded in January 2016.

Non-oil and gas exports accounted for $12.11 billion, a 29.24 percent increase from the $9.37 billion recorded in January 2016.

Meanwhile, the value of oil and gas exports was $1.27 billion, an increase of 14.77 percent.

Indonesian imports were $11.99 billion, a 14.54 percent increase.

Non-oil and gas imports were $10.18 billion, a 10.12 percent increase.

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It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

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