Indonesia’s wheat imports up 28% in H1


Wheat imports into Indonesia was valued at USD USD 1.73 billion in the first half of 2018, up 28.1% year-on-year, according to latest data from Indonesia’s Statistics Agency. Ratna Sari Lopes, Executive Director of the Indonesian Flour Producers Association, said not all wheat imports are used as raw material for flour.

“Actually, nowadays, quite a lot of wheat that is imported into Indonesia is used for animal feed,” she added. According to Indonesia Investments, the Indonesian Feed Millers Association has been raising wheat imports considerably in recent years. In 2017 it only requested to import 200,000 tonnes of wheat. The figure rose to 1.57 mt in the first half of 2018.


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