Indonesia posted a trade surplus of USD 2.19 billion in April of 2021, shifting from a deficit of USD 0.37 billion in the same month of the previous year and far above market consensus of USD 1 billion. This was the twelfth straight month of trade surplus and the largest figure since last November, amid a further rise in exports as global demand improved. Exports jumped 51.94 percent over a year earlier to USD 18.48 billion, the strongest growth since 2010, due to higher sales of both non-oil products (51.08 percent) and oil and gas products (69.60 percent). Imports surged 29.93 percent over a year earlier to USD 16.29 billion, the third straight month of increase, as purchases of non-oil and gas surged by 22.10 percent while those of oil and gas soared 136.86 percent. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade goods a recorded surplus USD 7.72 billion, as exports rose by 24.96 percent while imports advanced at a softer 15.40 percent.