In July 2018, Indonesia export and import growth exceeded the forecasts, finversia.ru wrote, citing data from the country's statistical office. Export growth in annual terms was 19.33%, while analysts had predicted an increase of 11.68%. In July, there was also a sharp increase in imports - by 31.56%, while experts had predicted an increase of 14.2%. In comparison with the previous month, the volume of exports increased by 25.19%, the volume of imports increased by 62.17%. Thus, in July, there was a deficit of $2 billion 30 million in Indonesia trade balance. Experts had predicted a deficit of 680 million dollars.