From: The Jakarta PostBali saw a sharp drop of its import in January this year, which was valued at US$7.04 million, down by 44 percent from January last month.
The figure also decreased by 77 percent compared to December 2010, Head of the Bali Statistics Central Bureau Gede Suarsa said in Denpasar on Tuesday, metrotvnews.com reported.
He said that the imported goods were mostly jewelries/gems and mechanical machines, while the rest included electrical equipment machines, optical equipment, and leatherware.
Most of them were imported from Hong Kong , Singapore , China , the United Sates of America and Taiwan . Some commodities were also imported from Thailand , Australia , Germany , Korea and India .
In January, the export from Bali reached $29.21 million, increasing by 21 percent from the same period last year.
Bali mainly exported fish, shrimps, garment, jewelries and handicrafts to Japan , America , Singapore , Hong Kong and France .