Indonesia posts largest ever trade surplus of $7.6bn in April
published : 17 May 2022 at 12:01
JAKARTA: Indonesia's trade surplus jumped to its largest ever at $7.56 billion in April, as exports rose to a new record high while imports grew more slowly than expected, data from the statistics bureau showed on Tuesday.
A Reuters poll had expected a trade surplus of $3.25 billion.
Exports were worth $27.32 billion, up 47.76% on a yearly basis, compared with the poll's prediction of a 35.97% increase. Imports were worth $19.76 billion, up 21.97%, versus a 34.97% rise in the poll.