The trade ministry sets the country’s export target at US$192.5 billion this year or a significant increase from last year’s target of 184.3 billion USD.

Meanwhile, Director General of Foreign Trade Partogi Pangaribuan said Indonesia would gain from the positive trend in the global economy.

The oil price fall gave the industries a jolt into life improving purchasing power resulting in an increase in demand for imports abroad, he said.

Export commodities would be dominated by manufactured goods divided into a number of groups, Nus said.

Other commodities in another group are automotive products, machinery, plastic goods, medical equipment, etc, footwear, rubber goods , leather craft and leather products and essential oils.