Indonesia posted a trade surplus of US$2.44 billion in September 2020, swinging from a US$0.2 billion gap in the same month of the previous year. This was the fifth straight month of surplus in trade balance, mainly due to a plunge in imports, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Exports fell 0.51% over a year earlier to US$14.01 billion, mainly due to lower sales of oil and gas products (-12.44%), while non-oil exports rose (0.21%). Imports tumbled 18.88% over a year earlier to US$11.57 billion, as purchases of both oil and gas (-26.31%) and non-oil and gas (-17.94%) plunged. Considering the first nine months of the year, the trade recorded a surplus of US$13.51 billion, shifting from a US$2.24 billion gap in the same period 2019.