IDXChannel – Governor of East Java (East Java) Khofifah Indar Parawansa said, East Java was the province that contributed the highest exports to the 2021 Agricultural Export Freedom activities. Of a total of Rp7.29 trillion, East Java sent exports of Rp1.3 trillion through the Container Terminal, Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya. .
Alhamdulillah, during the Merdeka Exports event today, East Java contributed Rp1.3 trillion in exports to a number of countries. This means that the COVID-19 pandemic will not dampen the spirit of East Java’s export performance, explained Khofifah, Saturday (14/8/2021).
Of the total exports sent by East Java, there are several sub-sectors. These include the horticulture sub-sector of 3,271,399.23 kg with a nominal value of Rp. 133.135 billion, the plantation sub-sector of 49.594.670.38 kg with a nominal value of Rp. 820.549 billion, the livestock sub-sector of 3,034,375.6 kg with a value of Rp.144,154. billion.
Meanwhile, the food crops sub-sector was 1,384,696.70 kg with a value of Rp. 99.157 billion, and the other sub-sector was 34,459.31 kg with a value of Rp. 111.086 billion.
President Joko Widodo inaugurated the release of Merdeka for agricultural exports in 2021 to 61 countries simultaneously. The value of exported agricultural products reached Rp7.29 trillion. This event was held virtually from the Bogor Presidential Palace, Saturday (14/8/2021).
These export products come from 341 districts and cities in Indonesia. This export was simultaneously carried out at 17 entrances to Indonesia with a total product weight of 627.4 million tons. The main export destinations include China, the United States, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, England, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and several other countries.
Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo hopes that in the future he will continue to encourage exports of agricultural products through the Triple Exports Movement (Gratieks). Through this activity, in 2024 it targets exports of agricultural production to be 3 times higher than today.
We plan to do this activity every year. By 2024, it is targeted to triple agricultural exports through increased cooperation with local governments, he concluded.
Meanwhile, referring to data from the East Java Central Statistics Agency (BPS), during the first semester of 2021, East Java’s trade balance experienced a deficit of USD 1.81 billion. This condition was due to the difference in export-import trade in the oil and gas sector and the non-oil and gas sector, which both experienced a deficit. The trade balance deficit in the oil and gas sector is USD 1.70 billion. Meanwhile, the trade balance deficit in the non-oil and gas sector was USD104.75 million.