Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has estimated that export growth in 2018 would reach only 7.5 percent, far below the targeted 11 percent, although the official result has not been released.

Last year’s 11 percent target was already lower than the 16 percent export growth achieved in 2017.

Enggartiasto has attributed the lower export growth to global economic turbulence that led to a decline in local market demand.


(Read more: The Jakarta Post)