The Fiji Times » Indonesia books $5.76 billion trade surplus in Aug, above expectation

The Fiji Times » Indonesia books .76 billion trade surplus in Aug, above expectation

Workers are seen on a ship carrying containers at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 11, 2021. Picture taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

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)

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