Indonesia’s copra meal consumption to increase

Copra meal consumption in Indonesia for animal feed is expected to rise to 205,000 tonnes in 2015/16 and 210,000 tonnes in 2016/17, following the general trend of animal feed production growth in the country, according to a USDA GAIN report. Based on copra crush and coconut oil production, Indonesia is expected to produce 515,000 tonnes of copra meal in 2015/16 and 510,000 tonnes in 2016/17. Declines in meal production keep pace with declines in coconut production, the report said.

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Indonesia’s corn exports surge 580%

From 37,000 tonnes in 2014 to 252,000 tonnes in 2015

In the midst of corn scarcity in the country due to corn import limitations, Indonesia’s Minister of Agriculture, Andi Amran Sulaiman claimed the country’s corn exports last year surged by 581%. “In 2014 we exported 37,000 tonnes of corn, while last year we exported 252,000 tonnes with Gorontalo province as the largest contributor with 109,000 tonnes,” said Mr Sulaiman. He hopes farmers, especially in Gorontalo continue to develop corn as their main crop. To support this, the ministry has allocated around USD 724,000 for food crops development including corn in the province.

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