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Areca nut products become a leading export commodity from Jambi Province

Aditya Hartoto
Published Mar 3, 2022
The Jambi Provincial Government (Pemprov) encourages areca nut products to become a leading export commodity. Jambi is one of the areca-producing provinces and West Sumatra, Riau, North Sumatra, and Aceh. The area of Areca nut plantations in Jambi Province in 2021 is approximately 28,255 hectares. In 2021, from January to September, the export of areca nut products totaled 67 thousand MT with a value of USD 118 million. In terms of production, the largest producers of areca nut with the best quality in Jambi Province are Tanjung Jabung Barat Regency and Tanjung Jabung Timur Regency.

There exists a possibility that the areca nut becomes one of the leading commodities from agriculture, in several European countries such as England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium using areca nut to meet the needs of expatriates from South Asian countries. Jambi Provincial Government continues to synergize with district and city governments throughout Jambi to develop all commodities, including areca nut. Areca nut from Indonesia is in great demand, where 80% of the world's needs are exported from Indonesia, and Jambi Province contributes 34.53% of the total national exports.

Areca Nut's export market from Indonesia is still fragmented; there are many opportunities to work with Indonesian suppliers to expand their market through Tridge.
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