Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Thursday (July 13) that the realized state revenues the first half (H1) this year reached 718 trillion. While state spending reached Rp893.3 trillion from this year’s target of Rp2,080.5 trillion. Then budget deficit in H1 reached Rp175.3 trillion or 1.29% over the GDP, far lower than 1.82% deficit in H1 of 2016. Tax revenue in H1 reached Rp571.9 trillion and non tax revenue was Rp146.1 trillion. Tax revenue rose 9.6% in H1 compared to 2.5% decline in H1 last year. Excluding tax revenue under tax amnesty program, Sri Mulyani said, tax revenue in H1 still increased 5.5%.