As per the Central Java Indonesian Enterprenuers Association (Apindo), although the export value of Central Java's textile and textile goods have decreased since July 2018, the industry is growing again. From January to July 2018, there was a slowdown in the textile and garment industries. However, since last month, orders have again begun to increase. In the next two to three months, the realisation of exports of textiles and textile goods from Central Java will increase significantly.
Data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reveal both exports and imports of textiles and textile goods in Central Java decreased from $220.86 million in July 2018 to $172.53 million in August 2018. Similar to imports, exports also decreased from $288.95 million to $266.37 million.
The total import value of Central Java in August 2018 reached $1.55 billion, up 18.71 per cent compared to July 2018 when it was $1.3 billion.