5 December 2019 (closed)
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Indonesia’s trade balance swung back into a surplus in October 2019. Statistics Indonesia (BPS), which released the country’s latest trade data on 15 November 2019, reported a USD $161 million trade surplus for Indonesia in October. It is an improvement from the USD $164 million trade deficit the country had experienced in the preceding month, and a huge improvement from the USD $1.76 billion trade deficit in the same month one year earlier (October 2018).
Despite the relatively small trade surplus in October 2019, Indonesia still has to cope with a USD $1.79 billion trade deficit in the January-October 2019 period. However, this constitutes a major improvement compared to the USD $5.57 billion deficit that was posted in the first ten months of 2018.
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