"The trade balance still showed a positive value, with a surplus in September," said BPS Head Diah Utami in Banjarbaru, Tuesday.
She said the import export trade balance surplus in September amounted to 384.71 million US dollars higher when compared to the August surplus balance 344.89 million US dollars.
While in the cumulative January-September 2016 there was a surplus of 2.89 billion US dollars smaller than the surplus from January to August 2015 reached 3.43 billion US dollars.
BPS statistical data shows the value of exports through ports in South Kalimantan in September 2016 reached 468.16 million US dollars, up 3.21 percent compared to August exports of 453.59 million US dollars.
The main contributor to the exports commodity were of mineral fuels amounted to 396.38 million US dollars, followed by the group of fats and oils of animal and timber groups.
"China was the main export destination with a value of 185.07 million US dollars, 67.03 million US dollars to India and Japan with a value of 40.47 million US dollars," she said.
Meanwhile, the import value in September amounted to 83.45 million US dollars, down 23.23 percent compared to imports in August reached 108.70 million US dollars, down 16.23 percent compared to September 2015.
The main imported commodities in August comprises of mineral fuels 73.81 million US Dolas, machinery/ mechanical equipment 5.05 million US dollars and 1.85 million for ships and 5.18 million US dollars of engines group.
"The main suppliers of import namely Singapore with a value of 71.81 million US dollars, 6.41 million US dollars from China and Malaysia with a value of 4.02 million US dollars," he said.