Thu, 02 Sep 2010

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - China was the largest supplier of non-oil/gas imported products to Indonesia in July, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said.

"The biggest non-oil/gas imports are from China worth US$1.92 billion or 18.28 percent of the country`s total imports," BPS`s head of statistics, Subagio Dwijosumono, said when presenting official statistical data here on Wednesday.

China has also been the country`s main supplier of non-oil/gas products from January to July, he said.

The value of non-oil/gas imports from China in the period was worth US$10.97 billion or 18.18 percent of the total value of the country`s imports in the period.

China has been one of the countries that recorded more than US$3 billion worth of non-oil/gas exports to Indonesia.

Imports from China from January to July rose by US$3.96 billion from the same period of 2009.

Goods imported from China include raw materials, capital and consumer products.

The value of imports of raw and complementary materials from that country were recorded at US$654.9 million in July and from January to July at US$3.79 billion.

The value of consumer goods imports reached US$224.2 million in July and US$1.27 billion in January to July.

Among the consumer products imported are food and beverages.(*)