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China remains biggest market for Riau`s exports

Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) – China remained the biggest market for Riau provinces non-oil/non-gas exports in the January-November 2016 period, with a total value of US$1.74 billion, Chief of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Office in Riau, Aden Gultom said.

The non-oil/non-gas exports to China accounted for 17.51 percent of the provinces overall non-oil/non-gas exports to its top ten export destinations over the period, he said here on Wednesday.

India was listed as the second biggest destination, with a total value of US$1.70 billion or 17.04 percent, he said.

The Netherlands came in third, with a total value of US$722.76 million or 7.26 percent and Pakistan in fourth, with a total value of US$647.10 million or 6.50 percent.

In the fifth place was Malaysia, with a total value of US$610.98 million or 6.14 percent.

“The five export destinations contributed 54.45 percent (of the provinces overall non-oil/non-gas exports), while the contribution of the five other main export destinations was recorded at 19.65 percent,” he said.

The non-oil/non-gas exports to the top ten destinations accounted for 74.10 percent of the provinces overall non-oil/non-gas exports over the period, he said.

Compared to October 2016, non-oil/non-gas exports to seven of the top ten destinations increased and to three of them declined in November 2016.

“The biggest increase was seen from exports to Pakistan with a value of US$56.14 million, followed by China with US$37.33 million, the Netherlands with US$16.40 million, Malaysia with US$13.55 million and India with US$10.20 million,” he said.

Meanwhile, exports to the US fell to US$27.27 million, Bangladesh to US$25.25 million and Egypt to US$23.44 million. (*)

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