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Today's Headlines Fruit

  • Fruit Exports Indonesia Rise in Q1-2018 but Growth Comes from Low Base

    Exports of Indonesian fruit rose 6.13 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 325,236 tons in the first quarter of 2018 amid strengthening global demand for tropical fruit, specifically growing demand for mangosteen, bananas and pineapples. Largest demand for Indonesian fruit stems from China, Japan, Singapore, Australia and the United States (USA).

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  • Indonesia's Fresh Pineapples Penetrate the Italian Market

    Italian consumers can now enjoy fresh pineapples from Indonesia after the first container - containing 18 tons of Indonesian pineapples - arrived in the port city of Venice on 9 June 2017. The export of fresh pineapples is done by Great Giant Food in cooperation with Italian importer SAMA SpA (which plans to import up to 20 containers from Indonesia before the end of 2017). Previously, Italian consumers could only enjoy pineapple that was packed in a can.

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  • Nusantara Tropical Farm, Largest Producer of Bananas in Indonesia

    Nusantara Tropical Farm, a Sumatra-based producer and exporter of tropical fruit in Indonesia, targets to export 1.8 million boxes of Cavendish bananas in 2017. This would be a 58 percent year-on-year (y/y) growth compared to 1.14 million boxes of exported Cavendish bananas (equal to 15,400 tons) in the preceding year. Nusantara Tropical Farm, the largest grower of Cavendish bananas in Indonesia, is part of the Gunung Sewu Group. This group operates diversified businesses in insurance, food, real estate, consumer and mining.

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  • Weak Infrastructure Blocks Investment in Indonesia's Cold Storage Industry

    The cold storage industry of Indonesia needs IDR 12 trillion (approx. USD $902 million) of additional investment in order to raise installed capacity to a sufficient level. Currently, Indonesia still has to cope with a deficit in terms of the availability of cold storage facilities. This causes a problem for the preserving as well as the transportation of (processed) seafood, chicken meat, fruits and vegetables. At the start of 2016 the Indonesian government announced it would open the cold storage industry to foreign investment for the full 100 percent. However, investment realization has been limited.

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  • Indonesia is Rich in Tropical Fruits but Export Remains Low. Why?

    With the start of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2016, Indonesia has to face tougher competition for its fruits exports. The AEC entails a high degree of free trade among its member nations and therefore competition for tropical fruit exports increases, not only in export markets in other parts of the ASEAN region but also on Indonesia's domestic market. Kafi Kurnia, Head of the Indonesian Export-Import of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association (Assibisindo), stated that, despite the great potential, Indonesia's fruit export volume remains small. The government is to blame as it fails to turn fruit into a key export commodity.

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Latest Columns Fruit

  • Tropical Fruit in Indonesia: Eyeing Rising Domestic Output

    In the second half of 2017 the number of imported fruit in Indonesian supermarkets and markets has fallen rather drastically. This is mainly caused by Indonesian government regulation and performance. Firstly, the government has been eager to limit imports of tropical fruit (since 2012). Secondly, the Trade Ministry was slow in issuing import approval permits (in Indonesia: Surat Persetujuan Impor, or SPI). Hence, imports of foreign fruit tumbled.

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  • Tropical Fruits of Indonesia: Durian, the "King of Fruits"

    The climate of Indonesia is well-suited for growing various sorts of (tropical) fruit. According to information from Indonesia's Agriculture Ministry, there are 60 types of fruit that have the potential to grow in Indonesia. One of these fruits is the durian. The durian fruit, native to Southeast Asia, is regarded the "king of fruits" due to its distinctive (large) shape and rich flavor (although some dislike the taste). Durian is also known as being the smelliest fruit in the world due to its distinctive (read: awful) smell.

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  • Horticulture Sector Indonesia: Flexible toward Foreign Ownership Cap

    The Indonesian government's decision to limit foreign ownership in the horticulture sector to a maximum of 30 percent (through Law No. 13/2010 on Horticulture), from 95 percent previously, continues to cause a polemic as such protectionism may be a big disadvantage to the development of Indonesia's horticulture sector. Moreover, the law works retroactively implying that existing companies owned by foreign investors need to divest their majority ownership interests. In Law No. 13/2010 foreigners were given four years to divest their shares.

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