The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) assesses that Indonesia's trade balance performance prospects this year, both in terms of exports and imports, are highly dependent on the continuity of the corona virus vaccination program in various countries, including Indonesia.
In addition, the Head of BPS Suhariyanto said that the prospects for export and import also depend on pandemic control policies and public health programs.
"The key is handling health and vaccination in Indonesia and various countries, whether the covid can be controlled or not. The key is in handling health," Suhariyanto said during the release of virtually the Indonesian trade balance for the December 2020 period, Friday (15/1).
Meanwhile, regarding the trade performance prospects from BPS, there is no detail. "BPS does not make prospects for 2021 but let's hope and be optimistic we can get through this pandemic and end soon," he added.
Meanwhile, in 2020, Indonesia's trade performance was quite good, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. BPS noted that Indonesia managed to book a trade surplus of US $ 21.74 billion from January-December 2020.
This surplus was higher than the deficit of US $ 3.2 billion in January-December 2019. The surplus occurred because the value of exports was higher than imports.
Source : https://www.cnnindonesia.com/ekonomi/20210115120225-532-594126/prospek-ekspor-impor-ri-2021-tergantung-vaksinasi-covid-19