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Indonesia is still invaded by imported food; imports for this year have reached Rp 88 trillion

Updated Aug 14, 2021
Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - Indonesia is relatively capable of maintaining food security. The availability of food in the market is adequate, so it does not cause price spikes. Unfortunately, some food commodities still depend on other countries, aka have to be imported.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) noted that since January-June 2021 or throughout Semester I-2021, Indonesia has imported food of up to US$ 6.13 billion or equivalent to Rp. 88.21 trillion. Food commodities imported by Indonesia consist of various types of meat, milk, coffee, tea, to foodstuffs such as chili, garlic, pepper, soybeans. As well as corn, wheat, wheat flour, cooking oil, butter, potatoes, coconut, palm oil. So that various types of spices are also imported by Indonesia, such as cloves, cocoa, tobacco, and cassava. In detail, the realization of rice imports amounted to US$ 91.6 million with a volume of 201,271.55 tons. Then chicken meat with an import value of US$ 67 with an import volume of 16,567 kg. Then poultry eggs with an import value of US$ 4.92 million with a volume of 975,153 kg. There is also a special type of cattle imported from Australia with a value of US$ 276.53 million and a volume of 75,363.2 kg. During Semester I-2021, Indonesia also imported beef ...
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