Govt Won't Import Rice until End of 2018: Bulog
Annisa ayu artanti • 14 September 2018 17:25 WIBindonesian economy (en)
"We can buy a lot of supplies from local producers. Customers can also buy a lot of supplies from retailers," said the retired police general.
"This year, we will receive three tonnes of rice. As the result, we need to prepare new storages," he added.
According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Indonesia posted a trade deficit of $2.03 billion in July 2018. In addition to that, the country recorded a current account deficit of $8.0 billion (3.0% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2018.
"The export growth is quite high but the import growth is still higher," BPS head Suhariyanto said.