Saturday, January 3, 2009

Indonesia exports was plunged 26.4 percent in 2008


According to Hambar Wiyadi - Assistant Customer Service Manager and Public Relations Branch PT Pelindo II, Tanjung Priok - export activities in 2008 through Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, is decline around 26.4 percent. It is influenced by the decline in the volume export of some products such as Crude Palm Oil (CPO), cement, garment, and some wood products. The decline is compared to the same period in 2007.

Total export in 2008 reached 5,059,830 tons. The amount is decreasing by approximately 1,820,803 tons, or 26.4 percent in the same period in 2007 which reached 6,880,632 tons.

CPO from Indonesia was exported to Central Asia such as India, Bangladesh, and China and the export volume of CPO declined from 20,000 tons per month to 10,000 tons per month.

Cement products exported to Malaysia, Central Asia, and Europe declined from 100,000 tons per month to 80,000 ton per month.

However, the decline of garment exports is the largest declining contributor to export year 2008. Garment which export to main countries such as Europe and the United States, were down more than 35 percent, while the flow of import increased by 341,903 tons or 3.09 percent.