North Kalimantan reports surplus in international trade

Samarinda (ANTARA News) - North Kalimantan reported a surplus of US$467.52 million (Rp5.84 trillion) in its international trade in the first 8 months of this year.

Head of the Samarinda Central Bureau of Statistic office M Habibullah said, North Kalimantan exported US$479.94 million worth of goods with imports of only US$12.42 million in the January-August period of 2016.

The main export commodities included mining products valued at US$356.6 million and manufactured goods valued at US$75.02 million and farm products US$48.32 million.

Its main imports included oil and gas valued at US$265,000, and manufactured goods and farm products valued at US$9.58 million.

Its export destinations included India, Japan, China, South Korea and the Philippines.

In August alone North Kalimantan recorded a surplus of US$47.91 million, down from US$54.3 million in July.(*)