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This book contains strategic data from BPSStatistics Indonesia (BPS), including practical description. The term ‘strategic’ means: (1) the data presented in this publication are considered ‘critical’ to national development; (2) the data can be utilized for various analyses; (3) the data can define, and even influence, the Indonesia’s socio-economic condition; (4) the dissemination is expected by many parties.

The consumers of strategic data are widely varied, from government, academicians, private company, international users, to the general public. The broad range of data consumers leads to data characteristics that have many dimensions. There are basic data such as population, per capita consumption, sectoral value added, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The data of prices and its changes can be reflected in inflation rates. The data of international economic condition comprise of export-import and tourism. The data of primary agricultural production consist of paddy, maize, and soybean. Labor situations such as labor force, unemployment, main status, and main industry are included in data of labor. Accordingly, in connection with empirical experience, strategic data concerning those criteria are: inflation, economic growth, export-import, labor, forecasting of paddy and secondary food crop production, production growth of manufacturing industries, and poverty. These data are depicted in this book.

To facilitate the consumers, there is a description to each related data. Furthermore, those who want to get more detail explanation, it can be found in statistical notes. This part presents comprehensive-yet brief information to readers about concept, definition, methodology, data collection, reference, and data dissemination.

Due to its practicality, this book can be used as a medium for statistical dissemination of BPS’ products for decision maker in government, legislatives, academicians, researchers, and students as an actualization of assuring public right on information. The more the demand for data can be fulfilled, the more the data consumers can hopefully support statistical activities conducted by BPS.

After the introduction, readers can observe the latest data about inflation. Inflation is an indicator which comprises the information about the changes of general price level of goods and services that are consumed by the public. Therefore, government, business, banks, parliament, and public are concern with this data.

In chapter III, data of GDP are presented. The data describe economic performance in term of its size. Moreover, the derivations of such data are economic growth, economic structure, the changes of price of entire goods/services, and general expenditure, as well.

Furthermore, statistics of export and import is described in chapter IV to provide information about both volumes and values of foreign trade. The chapter also provides the data of commodity group, country of origin and destination, as well as the ports.

Chapter V provides data of labor including labor force, unemployent, the structure in main industry, and the distribution by province in Indonesia. Several indicators are also presented, such as Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), and Open Unemployment Rate (OUR). Considering the timetable of labor survey, the data covers the latest condition in Indonesia until February 2013.

In chapter VI, readers can obtain forecasting of paddy and secondary food crop production. Besides describing the harvest pattern, this chapter also provides harvested area, harvested yield, and productivity of the crops production during 2011–2013. The data can be utilized in planning and decision making to anticipate national food security.

Chapter VII provides data of production growth of manufacturing industry. The data includes the growth of production growth of large and medium manufacturing industry in monthly and quarterly periodicity, from 2006 to 2nd Quarter of 2013.

Chapter VIII provides strategic data about poverty. Poverty is one of essential problems that many countries focus on it, especially in relation with government task to provide social welfare. The availability of accurate data is an important aspect to bolster the strategy of its alleviation. Poverty data are presented from 1998 until 2013, which are distinguished by urban and rural.
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