Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - Bali's handicraft exports in January 2008 rose 10 percent to US$16.9 million from US$15.14 million in the same period last year.
Wooden handicraft and furniture topped the list of foreign exchange earners, contributing US$8.9 million to the total exports in January 2008, Head of Foreign Trade Division at the Bali Industry and Trade Office Ni Wayan Kusumawathi said on Thursday.
This compared to US$7.9 million in January 2007, she said.
Wooden toys trailed in second place with a total value of US$5.8 million in January 2008, up 6.3 percent from the same period last year when the figure was US$5.4 million, she said.
Antique furniture including tables, chairs and cupboards came in third, contributing US$3.1 million to January's total exports or an increase of 23 percent compared to US$2.5 million in the same period last year, he said. (*)