Aircraft mechanic imports dominated Riau imports during January-June 2016

Aircraft mechanic imports dominated Riau imports during January-June 2016

Loading and unloading of goods at the Port of Pelindo I Pekanbaru, Riau Province. (bcpekanbaru.beacukai.go.id)

The value of Riau imports of aircraft mechanical goods was at US$238.07 million ..."
Pekanbaru (ANTARA News) - The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) in Riau Province said non-oil imports during the January to June 2016 period were dominated by machinery or aircraft mechanics, which stood at US$238.07 million.

"The value of Riau imports of aircraft mechanical goods was at US$238.07 million, which accounted for 40.86 percent of the 10 largest groups of goods imported by Riau," said the Head of Distribution Statistics BPS Riau, Zulkifli, in a statement in Pekanbaru on Thursday.

According to him, the second-largest class of non-oil goods Riau imported were fertilizers, whose value stood at US$136.65 million, contributing 23.45 percent of the 10 goods imported by Riau.

Next was wood pulp (Pulp), which stood at US$33.81 million (5.80 percent), as well as paper and paperboard products, said to be worth US$24.36 million (4.18 percent).

"The contribution of the four largest groups of goods imported by Riau during the same period reached 74.29 percent," Zulkifli said.

Overall, imports in 10 categories of non-oil primary goods for the January to June 2016 period accounted for 85.43 percent of total non-oil imports in Riau.

Meanwhile, the contribution of non-oil imports outside of these 10 major categories accounted for 14.57 percent.

In terms of growth, imports in these 10 major categories of goods during the January to June 2016 period rose 5.97 percent, from the same period in 2015.

Imports of consumer goods totaled US$58.28 million, with the raw material/auxiliary goods value pegged at US$ 438.38 million, and capital goods amounting to US$170.80 million.

Imports of consumer goods fell by 19.65 per cent, import of raw and auxiliary materials declined by 13.56 percent, while imports of capital goods jumped 47.17 percent over the same period in 2015.

In terms of its contribution to the total value of imports for the January to June 2016 period, imports of raw and auxiliary materials provided the largest contribution, which amounted to 65.68 percent, with 25.59 percent contributed by capital goods and consumer goods share standing at 8.73 percent.

(Reported by Frislidia/Uu.B020/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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