Ambon (ANTARA) – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Maluku Province recorded that export activities in the province in February 2021 were valued at US$1.11 million, an approximate 42.16-percent rise from the figure in January this year.
“The cumulative export value of Maluku during the January-February 2021 period reached US$1.90 million, or decreased by 83.69 percent as compared to the same period in 2020,” Head of Maluku Province BPS, Asep Riyadi, stated here on Saturday.
All of Maluku’s exports in February 2021 came from the non-oil and gas sector, with destination countries comprising Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States. The United States clocked the highest export value, reaching as much as US$0.70 million.
Maluku’s export activities in February 2021 through the Ambon City export port were conducted at the Yos Sudarso Port and Pattimura Airport. Meanwhile, in February 2021, no export activities were conducted at the ports of Dobo, Tual, Bula, and Lirang.
Riyadi noted that the total export value of commodities from Maluku exported from ports outside the province in February 2021 reached US$0.18 million, or decreased by 395.42 percent, from the figure in January 2021.
Cumulatively, the export value of Maluku’s commodities exported from ports outside the province during the January-February 2021 period had reached US$0.76 million, a decrease of 70.79 percent as compared to the same period in 2020.
He explained that Maluku’s exports during the January-February 2021 period came from non-oil and gas commodities, comprising tuna, live lobsters, and crabs, with an export value of US$1.90 million.
“In comparison with the corresponding period in 2020, the export value during the January-February 2021 period shows a decline of around 83.69 percent,” Riyadi pointed out.
Source: ANTARA News