Feed millers await Bulog’s response over corn imports for H2

11.08.2016

The Indonesian Feed Producers Association has informed the State Logistics Agency, the only importer allowed by the government, to import corn as the country will need some 1.5 million tonnes of corn for the second half of the year.

“Until now there is no response from the agency,” Sudirman FX, Chairman, said. Last year the government scrapped permits for private corn importers, causing producers to switch to wheat. This in turn caused imports of wheat to rise. This year the government is controlling wheat imports hoping feed millers will absorb local corn. But local corn is hard to secure, confirming the invalidity of local corn production data.

 


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