Indonesia’s feed wheat imports expected to rise in 2017


Indonesia’s imports of wheat for animal feed could jump by about 36% to 3 million tonnes in 2017 if the government pushes forward with efforts to restrict corn imports, according to Desianto Budi Utomo, Chairman of the Indonesian Feed Producers Association (APPI). Indonesia has emerged as the world’s second-largest wheat importer and its imports of the grain spiked in 2016 after the country imposed tighter rules on corn imports.

In 2015, Indonesia imported only 1890 tonnes of wheat for animal feed, according to the Statistics Centre Agency, but this was expected to rise to 2.2-2.3 million tonnes in 2016. Indonesia imports feed wheat from Ukraine and Eastern European countries as well as Argentina.


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