JAKARTA, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia registered 6.17 percent lower exports at 12.57 billion U.S. Dollars and trade surplus of 1.32 billion U.S. Dollars throughout February, a senior official at Indonesia's central statistics agency (BPS) said on Wednesday.
Speaking in a press conference held in his office here, Head of BPS Suhariyanto said the export figure in February this year was lower than 13.40 billion U.S. dollars a month earlier, but 11.16 percent higher than it was in corresponding period last year.
He added that non-oil and gas commodities took up most of Indonesia's export at 11.38 billion U.S. dollars throughout last month.
That figure was 6.21 percent lower than a month earlier, but 11.55 percent higher than it was in February last year.
Non-oil and gas export reductions were mostly seen in gems and jewelry products that dropped 105.2 percent.
"Indonesia's total exports in the first two months this year stood at 25.98 billion U.S. dollars, or 19.20 percent higher than in the same period last year," Suhariyanto said.
Particularly for non-oil and gas commodities, the total exports in the first two months this year reached 23.51 billion U.S. dollars, or grew 201.11 percent from it was in the corresponding period last year, he added.
The BPS head said that the largest receiver of Indonesian export was China that took up 1.36 billion U.S. dollars in February, followed by the United States, India and Europe Union countries.
In the first two months this year, most of Indonesia's imported products came from China at 4.87 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Japan and Thailand.