Indonesia to Increase Imports of Raw Sugar and Salt in 2023

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– The Indonesian Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) has confirmed that the country's quotas for importing raw sugar and salt will increase in 2023 compared to 2022.

“The question is whether there is an increase in demand, there is. There is” said Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita at the Kemenperin office on Tuesday (27/12).

The quotas for importing sugar for consumption this year are 500,000 tons, with a realization of 300,000 tons. Meanwhile, the demand for salt in the food sector is 630,000 tons, while the oil drilling sector requires 30,000 tons.

“In the past few weeks, sugar for industry has been somewhat difficult, because the growth of the food and beverage industry is quite high,” Agus said.

Currently, industries in Indonesia are dominated by the food and beverage industry. The number of food and beverage manufacturing is 25%, followed by textiles 10%, finished clothing 9%, non-metallic mining 7%, rubber and plastic 7%, and furniture and wood 5%.

“The growth of the mamin industry is very high, while for (refined) sugar, 100% is absorbed by the mamin industry, almost 100%. So there is an increase in import demand,” Agus said.

Similarly, in terms of raw sugar, the Director General of the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Textile Industries (IKTF) of the Ministry of Industry, Ignatius Warsito, said that the demand for salt from industry will also increase next year.

“The proposals for 2023 that have entered the commodity balance system have increased. This is what we will continue to control,” Ignatius said. Unfortunately, Agus and Ignatius did not mention how much the increase would be.

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