Plus $112 billion
Indonesia posted a balance of payments surplus of $6.5 billion during July to September, bigger than the $4.3 billion surplus it had in April-June, the central bank said on Friday.
There was a surplus of $13.7 billion in third quarter’s financial and capital account, which offset a $6.8 billion deficit — equivalent to 3.07 percent of gross domestic product — in its current account.
The balance of payments surplus added to Bank Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves, which increased to $111.2 billion at end of the third quarter from $107.7 billion on June 30.
At the end of October, the reserves were nearly $112 billion.