Indonesia’s Ag Ministry says no corn imports in 2017


Indonesia’s Agriculture Ministry will stop corn imports this year. Triastuti Andajani, Head of Feed Ingredients of the Directorate General of Livestock & Animal Health said to meet demand for animal feed, the ministry will increase the corn planting area in the country by as much as 2 million ha, and partner with feed millers to absorb all the harvest.

The Indonesian Feed Producer Association estimated animal feed consumption this year to reach 18.5 million tonnes. “We need around 9.25 million tonnes of corn for feed. Home-mixers need around 3.6 million tonnes. So the total is around 1.1 million tonnes per month,” Ms Andajani explained. Last year corn imports dropped to 884,679 tonnes, or a 68% decrease from 2015.


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