Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's exports rose by 9.17 percent to reach US$27.91 billion in August 2022 from US$25.56 billion the previous month, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).

"This value of US$27.91 billion consists of non-oil and gas as well as oil and gas (exports). For non-oil and gas commodities, there was an increase of 8.24 percent. Meanwhile, oil and gas commodities contributed an increase of 5.59 percent compared to the previous month," Deputy for Distribution Statistics and Services at BPS Setianto informed at a press conference here on Thursday.

Compared to August 2021, exports in August 2022 showed a 30.15-percent increase.

Non-oil and gas exports in August 2022 increased by 8.24 percent to US$26.18 billion from US$24.19 billion the previous month. Meanwhile, oil and gas exports rose to US$1.71 billion in August, up 5.59 percent from US$1.36 billion in July.

Setianto attributed the increase in oil and gas exports to an increase in exports of all types of oil and gas commodities, for instance, crude oil exports increased by 26.56 percent to US$133.9 million, exports of oil products climbed by 17.07 percent to US$462.6 million, and gas shipments rose 29.35 percent to US$1.12 billion.

Meanwhile, the non-oil and gas exports that recorded the largest increase in August 2022 were vegetable oil and animal fats, which increased by 25.40 percent to US$904.7 million compared to the previous month.

In the meantime, the largest decline was recorded in the exports of mineral fuel commodities, which fell by 6.68 percent to US$368.5 million.

Based on destination countries, the largest share of Indonesia's non-oil and gas exports in August 2022 went to China (US$6.1 billion), the United States (US$2.58 billion), and India (US$2.47 billion).

Cumulatively, Indonesia's export value in the January–August 2022 period reached US$194.60 billion, an increase of 35.42 percent over the same period in 2021.

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