Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - Balis exports of various handicraft and small industrial products to European countries declined in the first three moths this year because the economic growth in Europe has not yet recovered well.

"Importers from Europe still demanded for various handicraft, garments and furniture products but the volume was not as big as that last year," exporter Made Parwata said here on Saturday.

He said that importers from Spain still maintained stable demand and delivery was still smooth.

Other European importers were those from Italy, France and Germany. These countries are included as the big ten importers of Balis products.

However, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) data showed that imports of these products by France, Spain, Italy and Germany declined from US$19 million in the January-March 2015 to US$17 million in the same period this year.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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