Government targets to increase the non-oil exports values by 7.47% or worth of US$175.9 billion in 2019. Until November 2018, the realization of non-oil and gas exports at US$163.6 billion.
The targets influenced by several factors such as global economic conditions that are still completely uncertain as a result by trade war between United States (US) and China. To reach the target, he added, the government would focus more on the penetration of export markets to non-traditional countries.
In 2018, the ministry succeeded in encouraging export in non-traditional export values such as Bangladesh (15.9%), Turkey (10.4%), Myanmar (17.3%), Canada (9.0%) and New Zealand (16.8%).