East Kalimantan Palm Oil: Exports Increase, Seeds are Brushed

Published Jul 24, 2020

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Based on the Ministry of Agriculture data, 35 percent (5,658,282 hectares) of the total area of Indonesian palm oil land cover are on the island of Kalimantan.

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Based on data from the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture), the total area of Indonesian palm oil land cover reached 16,381,959 hectares. About 35 percent of the total area of oil palm or 5,658,282 hectares is on the island of Kalimantan. It is undeniable that the export of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative products is still one of the mainstay sectors of the largest foreign exchange earner in Kalimantan, including in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. The Head of the Agriculture Quarantine in Balikpapan, Abdul Rahman, said that in Semester I-2020 exports of CPO and its processed products reached 32.3 million tons. "The facilitation of exports of agricultural products in Balikpapan is dominated by processed palm oil products reaching 76 percent," Rahman said. Rahman also explained that based on quarantine system data called IQFast of the Agricultural Quarantine Agency, palm cooking oil or RBD palm olein is the most widely exported palm oil derivative product to China ...
Source: Wartaekonomi
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