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Jakarta Post

Govt to boost exports to South Africa, Angola

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 13 2011   /  07:00 am

The government says it wants to boost exports of non-oil-and-gas products to South Africa and Angola in 2012 as part of a market diversification push.

Gatot Prasetyo Adjie, the Trade Ministry’s export development cooperation director, said on Monday that the government aimed at exporting US$868.85 million in products to South Africa in 2012, up from an estimated $755.53 million this year and from $671.35 million in 2010.

In the first five months of this year, exports to South Africa reached $543.35 million, a 106.35 percent increase over $263.32 million in the same period last year.

Gatot added that the government also targeted exporting $180.27 million in goods to Angola in 2012, up from a forecasted $163.89 million in 2011 and $148.99 million in 2011.

Indonesia’s exports to Angola topped $33.5 million between January to May, down 64.11 percent from $9...