Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - While its trade with a number of countries were declining due to the global economic crisis, Bali was still able to increase its exports to Japan, amounting to US$69.7 million in the January-September 2010 period.
"Bali`s exports of US$69.7 million increased 16.3 percent from US$59.9 million in the same period in 2009," Putu Bagiada of the Trade and Industry Office of Denpasar, said here on Monday.
He said the increase in the exports to Japan indicated that Bali`s entrepreneurs were able to meet demands by Japanese consumers for good quality goods.
"This means that Bali`s handicraftsmen are increasingly able to meet Japanese consumers` demand for good quality commodities," he said.
The increase in the exports of Bali`s goods to Japan placed Japan in the second position of Bali`s biggest importers` list, after the United States which in the same period imported US$72.1 million worth of goods from Bali.