The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said that the development of exports and imports in February 2021 was a sign of further recovery in the Indonesian economy.
This is because both exports and imports in that month recorded positive growth from February 2020. Like exports, which amounted to US $ 15.27 billion or grew by 8.56% yoy. Meanwhile, imports in February 2021 were recorded at US $ 13.33 billion, a growth of 14.86% yoy.
"This shows that various sectors are stretching and investment in the country is starting to move," said the Head of BPS Suhariyanto, Monday (15/3) via video conference.
Suhariyanto said that Indonesia's economic recovery could not be separated from the government's efforts to reduce the number of pandemic transmission. One of them, with the help of a vaccination program.
The vaccination program that is followed by all residents, even those who are elderly (elderly), is able to foster optimism both in the health sector and in the economic sector.
Not only that, the economic activity can also be seen from the increase in imports of capital goods and raw goods in February 2021. This is also in line with Indonesia's manufacturing performance in the first two months of this year, which was at the expansion level or index above 50.
"Anyway, I agree that the performance of the February 2021 export-import is encouraging. Plus, the performance creates a surplus of US $ 2.00 billion, ”said Suhariyanto.
Source : Kontan.co.id