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Indonesia`s exports up 15.68 percent in March 2017

VOI NEWS 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 18-04-2017

Indonesia’s exports were up 15.68 percent in March, from $12.61 billion dollars in the previous month to $14.59 billion, according to Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS). BPS Chief, Suhariyanto stated at a press conference in Jakarta on Monday (17/4) that the hike was dominated by an increase in the non-oil and gas exports reaching $13.11 billion dollars or up 14.86 percent, from the previous month. He noted the export value in March 2017 was recorded at $14.59 billion dollars up 15.68 percent from Feb. Compared to March 2016, the hike reached 23.55 percent. The hike in the non-oil and gas exports in March was contributed by an increase in the exports of mineral fuels reaching $459.4 million dollars or 32.84 percent. He added that the exports of chemical products were down 9.05 percent, or $31.8 million dollars. Non-oil and gas export destination countries in March 2017 include China, with exports to the country reaching $1.7 billion dollars; the US, reaching $1.51 billion; and Japan, recorded at $1.26 billion. All of them contributed 34.72 percent of the total exports. (Ant)

Indonesia condemns bomb attack in N Syria

The government of Indonesia strongly condemns the bomb attack against a group of refugees, which claimed many lives, including children in northern Syria. At least 70 people were killed and 128 others injured in the bomb blast on last Saturday (April 14th), which targeted the meeting point of buses carrying refugees who were evacuated from the two pro-government cities in northern Syria. Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on its official website on Monday (April 17th) that Indonesia reiterates that the acts of terror or violence in any form and for any reason cannot be tolerated. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber using a truck carrying potatoes. The explosion occurred in Rashideen, a rebel-held area in the rural area of Aleppo province. The busses, which carried 5 thousand Shias, were awaiting the reactivation of the pro-government agreement designed to secure their journey to the government-controlled areas in Aleppo. Responding to the conditions in Syria, Indonesian government called on the United Nations to immediately help resolve the conflict in Syria. (Ant)

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