Bright outlook for meat imports in Indonesia


Considering a population increase of around 3 million per year, middle income population increase, limited land availability for farming, growing meat demand and development of the tourism industry, Thomas Sembiring, Executive Director of the Indonesian Meat Importers Association believes meats import in Indonesia in the next 5, 10 and 20 years is likely to see a 10% annual growth.

“Take beef for example, the consumption is now only 2.5kg per capita. The demand for beef continues to grow, but local supplies can’t meet growing demand. So the only way to fill the gap is through imports,” Mr Sembiring told Asian Agribiz. “The interesting thing with imports is that you only buy cuts that are demanded by the market.”


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