Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - Bali`s non-oil/non-gas exports last year rose 9.8 percent to US$504 million from a year earlier, a trade official said.
"The foreign exchange earnings exceed the target of US$473.2 million for 2007," Head of the Foreign Trade Division at the Bali Industry and Trade Office Ni Wayan Kusumawathi said on Tuesday.
Bali`s key export commodities included textiles, garments, canned fish, wooden craft, silver jewelry, coffee, vanilla, fresh and frozen tuna and seaweed.
The European Union was the largest market for Bali`s exports, buying US$200.4 million or 40 percent of the province`s total exports last year.
The US came in second with the import value of US$120 million, accounting for 23 percent of the total exports.
Kusumawathi said local exporters were eyeing the Middle East and South Africa as potential new markets while at the same time maintaining their traditional markets such as the US and other Asia-Pacific countries.(*)