Jayapura, Jubi- Exports from Papua nearly doubled in May, compared to the previous month, the head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Papua Province Didiek Koesbianto said.
“In May, Papua exports increased by 95.99 percent compared to the previous month’s total exports, from 106.44 million dollar to 208.61 dollar rupiah,” he said in Jayapura on Wednesday (17/6/2015).
Cumulatively, he added, the value of exports in 2015 (January to May) was 668.96 million US dollars, nearly tripled that from last year.
“The cumulative export value from January to May 2015 was 668.96 million or 259.67 percent more than the same cumulative total exports in 2014 only reached 185.99 million US dollars,” he said.
Papua entire export value in the period, he added, comes from Copper Ore and Concentrates (HS26), which is valued at 208.61 million dollars.
“This value is higher compared to 123.77 percent in value in April 2015. In May 2015, was not recorded for exports of wooden category (HS44), Fish and Other Water Animals categories (HS03) and other non-oil category,” he said.
He added cumulative export of HS26 from January to May 2015 increased 508.70 million US dollars, amounted to 456.49 percent due to higher volume of exports by 661.96 percent.
Other non-oil export group increased 0.22 million US dollars. Conversely export value HS44 and HS 03 group actually decreased, respectively by 8.40 million US dollars and 17.55 million US dollars. (*/ Tina)