Samarinda, E. Kalimantan (Antaranews) - East Kalimantan recorded a trade surplus of US$4.43 billion (Rp60.69 trillion) in the first four months of the year.
Head of the East Kalimantan office of the Central Bureau of Statistics Atqo Mardiyanto said here on Sunday the province exported US$5.89 billion worth of goods with imports valued at US$1.46 billion in the January-April period.
The exports included oil and gas, valued at around US$1.23 billion and coal at around US$4.47 billion.
Exports of other non-oil/gas commodities included vegetable and animal fats valued at US$188.77 million, fertilizer valued at US$33.99 million, inorganic chemicals valued at 81.16 million dollar, timber and timber products US$41.47 million, organic chemicals US$29.56 million, nuclear reactors, kettles, mechanical machines and equipment US$2.54 million, various chemical products US$1.53 million and iron and steel products US$950,000.
"Among the main countries of destination for oil/gas exports during the four months period included Japan to which to which oil and gas exports were valued at US$551.9 million, China US$152.55 million, Taiwan US$118.62 million and Australia US$39.11 million," Atqo Mardiyanto said.
Non-oil/gas commodities were exported mainly to India valued at US$1.07 billion, China US$1.24 billion, South Korea US$562.84 million, Japan US$460.08 million, Malaysia US$327.55 million, the Philippines US$297.91 million and Thailand US$177.29 million.
The US$1.46 billion imports included oil and gas from Nigeria valued at US$366.4 million, Azerbaijan valued at US$232.23 million, South Korea US$132.99 million and Malaysia US$60.30 million.
"Imports of non-oil/gas commodities came from Japan valued at US$46.13 million, Malaysia valued at US$44.9 million, Singapore valued at US$52.34 million , the United States valued at US$47.15 million, Atqo said. (*)