JAKARTA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- A senior Indonesian official said on Friday that the country's exports to the United States would not be hampered by the ongoing Sandy storm that affecting U.S. east coast region, saying that Indonesia's exports to the region was insignificant if compared to overall export volume to that country.
Bayu Krisnamurti, Indonesia's trade minister deputy, said that exports to east coast region in the United States only accounted for 26.5 percent of Indonesia's exports to the country.
Indonesia's non-oil and gas commodity exports to the United States stood at 11.08 billion U.S. dollars in the first nine months this year, representing 9.69 percent of the country's overall exports during that period that reached 114.36 billion U.S. dollars.
Of that figure, 3.24 billion U.S. dollars entered U.S. market through east coast region, mostly through New York recorded at 1. 64 billion U.S. dollars, according to Bayu.
"I expect that U.S. economy will return to normal within the next two weeks aftermath the storm," he added.
According to the data issued by the Central Statistic Bureau ( BPS), Indonesia recorded an export increase to the United States in September this year to 1.18 billion U.S. dollars from 1.16 billion U.S. dollars recorded in August this year.