Indonesia posted a trade deficit of US$0.27 billion in December of 2017, swinging from a US$1.05 billion surplus a year earlier. It was the first trade gap since July, mainly due to a surge in imports. In December, exports rose 6.93% from a year earlier to US$14.79 billion, following an upwardly revised 14.32% rise in a month earlier. Imports jumped 17.83% to US$15.06 billion, following a downwardly revised 19.22% rise in the prior month. Considering full 2017, the trade balance registered a surplus US$11.84 billion, with exports rising by 16.22% compared to the same period a year earlier to US$168.73 billion and imports increasing by 15.66% to US$156.89 billion.