Indonesia is rich in marine products, but imports plenty of fish from China & the US

Published Feb 16, 2023

Tridge summary

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - As a maritime country, it turns out that Indonesia still has a lot of imports of fish from several countries. In fact, in January 2023, there was a surge in fish imports which increased quite rapidly. Quoting data on imports of certain food commodities from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), fish imports at the beginning of this year were 18.53 million kilograms, an increase of 219.95% compared to January 2022 which amounted to 5.79 million kilograms. Meanwhile, when compared to the realization of fish imports in December 2022 which was already as much as 18.04 million kilograms, the record in January 2023 experienced an increase of 2.71%. Most of these imported fish were imported by Indonesia from China, amounting to 13.06 million kilograms, up 380.57% yoy and 44.32% mtm. Then there was from Norway as much as 1.74 million kilograms or grew 80.63% mtm because in January 2022 there were no records of fish imports from that country.

Original content

Next in line is the United States with a total import of Indonesian fish from that country of 543 thousand kilograms in January 2023. This record rose 1,099.13% yoy and grew 285.44% mtm. The rest came from Russia, amounting to 482.27 thousand kilograms, down 25.92% yoy and down 66.83% mtm, and Australia amounting to 154.54 thousand kilograms or down 25.92% yoy and down by 66.83% mtm. Since early last year, in fact President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has been focusing on the performance of the Indonesian marine and fisheries industry, including the matter of downstreaming it so as not to export raw fish. Jokowi also explained that currently Indonesia is still losing to China in terms of downstream marine and fisheries. In fact, Indonesia is an exporter of tuna, cob and skipjack. "Just look at the names tuna, cob, skipjack. Indonesia is the ...
By clicking “Accept Cookies,” I agree to provide cookies for statistical and personalized preference purposes. To learn more about our cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.