Weak Blood, Indonesian Imports in April 2023 Shrink 25.45 Percent

Suara.com – The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) noted that the value of Indonesia’s imports in April 2023 declined quite deeply, both on a monthly and annual basis.

It was noted that Indonesia’s April 2023 import value reached US$15.35 billion, down 25.45 percent compared to March 2023 or down 22.32 percent compared to April 2022.

“In the last 3 years, April import changes have always decreased on a monthly basis, a decrease in non-oil and gas imports of 29.48 percent in April due to wars over several commodities,” said Imam, in a BPS release, Monday (15/5/2023).

In detail, oil and gas imports for April 2023 were valued at US$2.96 billion, down 1.98 percent compared to March 2023 or down 22.52 percent compared to April 2022.

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Likewise, non-oil and gas imports in April 2023 worth US$12.39 billion, which decreased by 29.48 percent compared to March 2023 or decreased by 22.27 percent compared to April 2022.

Meanwhile, the biggest decline in imports of non-oil and gas goods in April 2023 compared to March 2023 was electrical machinery/equipment and its share of US$820.1 million (32.01 percent). Meanwhile, the biggest increase was the waste and food industry at US$73.2 million (22.48 percent).

Where the three largest suppliers of non-oil and gas imported goods during January-April 2023 were China US$19.18 billion (32.50 percent), Japan US$5.24 billion (8.88 percent), and Thailand US$3.53 billion (5. 98 percent). Non-oil and gas imports from ASEAN were US$9.97 billion (16.89 percent) and the European Union US$4.35 billion (7.37 percent).

Meanwhile, according to the category of goods used, the value of imports from January to April 2023 compared to the same period the previous year decreased in the raw/auxiliary materials category of US$6,818.0 million (11.52 percent) and consumer goods of US$174.5 million (2.77 percent). ), but capital goods actually increased by US$720.9 million (6.51 percent)

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Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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