Indonesia's exports soar as demand for commodities surge

The boom in commodity exports will not translate immediately into rapid recovery for the rest of the Indonesian economy.
The boom in commodity exports will not translate immediately into rapid recovery for the rest of the Indonesian economy.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - Indonesia on Tuesday (June 15) reported eye-popping exports for May.

They soared nearly 60 per cent, a rate of increase not seen since the heady days of the commodity boom more than a decade ago.

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