Thursday, August 18, 2011

The government plans to divert exports to African countries

The government plans to divert exports to African countries is assessed continues to evolve, as the crisis in the United States and European Union for some time.

"We'll consider all other countries, such as Africa and Nigeria. The target is the end of this year our cooperation with Africa," said Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, after the inauguration of low-cost market in his office, Jakarta, Thursday, August 18, 2011

Exports to Africa, said the minister, is expected to be realized next year, so it can export some goods such as palm oil products, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and foods.

"In 2012, the assumption that exports grew 15 percent, meaning the volume of exports grew 15 per cent target. If we translate into value, about 18 percent," said Minister of Trade.

The situation in 2011, minister continued, made ​​reference 2012. If at this year's first half growth to reach 36 percent, usually in the second half will be higher, so the target of U.S. $ 200 billion could be achieved.

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