Central Java eyes US$6.151 billion in exports

Solo, Central Java (ANTARA News) - The local government of Central Java aims to achieve US$6.151 billion in exports this year following efforts undertaken to boost the provinces export value.

"Until now, the provinces export value this year has reached $4.5 billion," Head of Central Javas Commerce and Industry Department Arif Sambodo stated here on Friday.

Sambodo noted that based on data from the Central Statistics Agency, the provinces export value in the first period of this year increased by 12.8 percent as compared to the same period last year.

"It means the increase of the US dollar rate against the rupiah has had a good impact on the export activities in Central Java," he pointed out.

He cited that some products, including textiles and derivative products, wood and its derivative products, as well as manufactured products, had become Central Javas leading export commodities.

"The biggest contribution to the provinces exports is still from the traditional market, such as the United States, Japan, and China," Sambodo remarked.

He pointed out that one of the efforts to accelerate the provinces exports was to penetrate untapped markets.

Hence, Sambodo has urged local businessmen to not only focus on the traditional market but to also begin exploring other markets.

Source: ANTARA News

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