The island of Java still dominates the national economic structure: BPS

Jakarta (Antara) – The island of Java continues to dominate the national economic structure in the first quarter of 2023, according to Statistics Indonesia (PBS).

„Java dominated at 57.17 percent with a growth of 4.96 percent in the first quarter of 2023,” BPS’s Deputy for Statistical Analysis, Edy Mahmud, told a press conference here on Friday.

He said the biggest sources of growth in Java are processing, trade and communication and information industries.

He then listed the provinces that made the biggest contribution to the island’s economy: Jakarta, which contributed 1.4 percent to economic growth, followed by East Java (1.24 percent) and West Java (1.14 percent).

Sumatra emerged as the second island with the largest contribution to the national economy, accounting for 21.82 percent, he said. It registered a growth of 4.79 per cent in the first quarter, he said.

The sources of development of the island of Sumatra are its processing industry, trade, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

North Sumatra, Riau, and South Sumatra are the provinces with the largest contribution to Sumatra’s economy at 1.13 percent, 0.84 percent, and 0.7 percent, respectively.

According to Mahmoud, the growth seen in the provinces in Kalimantan and Sulawesi islands was higher than the national economic growth, which was recorded at 5.03 percent in the first quarter. Kalimantan and Sulawesi islands recorded growth of 5.79 percent and 7 percent respectively.

The islands recorded national economic contributions of 9 percent and 6.87 percent respectively, he said.

Kalimantan island’s biggest sources of growth are processing, construction and mining industries, Mahmood added.

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He said the provinces that contributed the most to the island’s economy were East Kalimantan (3.62 percent), South Kalimantan (0.73 percent), and West Kalimantan (0.72 percent).

Also, significant sources of growth in Sulawesi are its processing, mining and trading industries, he said.

He noted that Central Sulawesi made the largest contribution to the island’s development at 2.79 percent, followed by South Sulawesi (2.39 percent) and Southeast Sulawesi (0.84 percent).

Bali and Nusa Tenggara islands recorded 3.5 percent growth, contributing 2.68 percent, he said.

He noted that the sources of development of regions are accommodation, food and beverages, transportation, storage and trade.

„As the largest province, Bali has the highest economic contribution, which is 2.78 percent, followed by West Nusa Tenggara at 1.13 percent and East Nusa Tenggara at 0.83 percent,” Mahmood said.

Meanwhile, the islands of Maluku and Papua recorded a growth of 1.95 per cent during the period, while their contribution was 2.46 per cent, he said.

The biggest sources of their growth are processing industry and trade, he said.

North Maluku, West Papua and Maluku contributed 2.1 percent, 0.65 percent and 0.54 percent growth respectively.

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Translated by: Agatha Olivia Victoria, Mecca Yumna
Author: Sri Haryati
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