TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Trade (Mendag) Muhammad Lutfi guarantees that the government will distribute 1.2 billion liters of simple packaged cooking oil starting this week in order to maintain stability in cooking oil prices. "We will start this week, definitely this week," said Trade Minister Lutfi to reporters at the launch of the ID FOOD Food SOE in the Kota Tua area, Jakarta, Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Trade Minister Lutfi explained various indicators that caused the increase in cooking oil prices in the market, one of which was due to the spike in the price of Crude Palm Oil (CPO), which is the main raw material for cooking oil. According to him, the increase in the price of crude palm oil is one of the goals of Indonesia, which produces the largest palm oil in the world. Throughout 2021 the value of palm oil exports reached US$27 billion, the highest in ...
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