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    BPS: West Java Economic Quarter I-2018 Grows 6.02 Percent


    BANDUNG - West Java's economy in the first quarter of 2018 grew 6.02 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017.

    Growth based on Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) at current prices reaches Rp. 467.01 trillion, while GDP at constant 2010 prices reached Rp. 343.03 trillion. Thus the essence of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) West Java report titled "News Official Statistics" as of May 7, 2018 ago.

    Furthermore, West Java BPS said that from the production side, the highest growth was achieved by the Service Business Field of 11.29 percent.

    Meanwhile, from the highest growth expenditure side was achieved by Household Consumption Expenditure component of 18.15 percent.

    Source of Growth (SOG) in annual comparison (year on year) from the field of business that gives the biggest contribution is Industrial Processing Industry Field which is 3.19 percent. In terms of expenditure, the biggest contribution to growth is the Household Consumption Spending component of 3.06 percent.

    West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) said his party is very grateful for this achievement amid various decreases in similar indicators in other areas.

    "Alhamdulillah thanks to the cooperation of all parties, the economic performance of West Java is not only good, but grows 0.9 percent in the first quarter of this year. This is the trigger to keep working hard, "he said, Tuesday (15/05/2018).

    Aher appreciates all related elements. In particular, data show GDP growth in Quarter I-2018 (q to q) occurs evenly across all areas. Namely colored by seasonal factors in Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Fields which grew expansive by 45.43 percent. Growth also occurred in several other business fields, except for natural resource-based sectors such as mining and quarrying, water supply, waste management, waste, and recycling.

    "Let's keep this good momentum, do not be satisfied quickly let alone arrogant. Make our dedication in the economic sector more serious in order to be worth worship, "he concluded.

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