Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s exports in November 2011 fell slightly 0.20 percent to US$16.92 billion from the previous month due to a decline in the value of non-oil/non-gas exports, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said.

In November 2011, non-oil/non-gas exports reached US$13.74 billion, down 1.13 percent from a month earlier, acting BPS chief Suryamin said here on Monday.

He said metal ore, crust and ash exports recorded the greatest decline among non-oil/non-gas commodities in November 2011, contributing US$353.8 million to the overall non-oil/non-gas exports in that month.

Other non-oil/non-gas commodities which also recorded a decline in their export value in November 2011 were rubber and rubber products, machinery/mechanical appliances, and paper/cardboard, he said.

However, oil and gas exports in November 2011 rose 4.01 percent to US$3.06 billion from the month before, he said.

Cumulatively, exports in the January-November 2011 period were valued at US$186.11 billion including non-oil/non-gas exports worth US$148.45 billion, he said.

"If export value in December 2011 is the same as that of November 2011, the government-set target of exports for 2011 at US$200 billion will be achieved," he said.

In the eleven months through November 2011 China was listed as the biggest market for Indonesia`s non-oil/non-gas exports with a value of US$19.45 billion, followed by Japan US$16.74 billion and the United States US$14.40 billion, he said.

"Exports to the three countries accounted for 34.07 percent (of the overall exports over the period)," he said.

Meanwhile, Indonesia`s non-oil/non-gas exports to other ASEAN member states in the first eleven months of 2011 reached US$29.69 billion or 20 percent of its overall exports, and to European Union US$18.75 billion or 12.63 percent.(*)


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