JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia recorded a $5.76 billion trade surplus in August, the biggest in four months and larger than expected, as exports and imports beat forecast, official data showed on Thursday.
A Reuters poll had expected a surplus of $4.09 billion.
Exports rose 30.15% on a yearly basis in August to $27.91 billion, against the poll’s forecast of 19.19% increase. Imports were worth $22.15 billion, up 32.81% on a yearly basis, versus the poll’s 30.60% growth prediction.
(Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Martin Petty)