Indonesia posted a trade surplus of US$0.16 billion in October 2019, swinging from a US$1.76 billion deficit in the same month a year earlier. Exports fell 6.13%, led by oil and gas (-40.07%) and non-oil and gas products (-2.48%); while imports dropped at a faster 16.39%, due to oil and gas (-39.82%) and non-oil and gas products (-11.75%). Considering the first ten months of the year, the trade deficit narrowed sharply to US$1.79 billion from US$5.58 billion in the same period of 2018.