Indonesia: Merchandise exports grow at a more moderate pace in November
Merchandise exports jumped 49.7% annually in November, on the heels of October’s 53.4% jump. Meanwhile, merchandise imports shot up 52.6% in annual terms in November (October: +51.1% yoy).
As a result, the merchandise trade balance deteriorated from the previous month, recording a USD 3.5 billion surplus in November (October 2021: USD 5.7 billion surplus; November 2020: USD 2.6 billion surplus). Lastly, the trend improved, with the 12-month trailing merchandise trade balance recording a USD 36.4 billion surplus in November, compared to the USD 35.5 billion surplus in October.