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  • Indonesia Offers Schemes to Attract Investment in Sugar Industry

    Indonesia Offers Schemes to Attract Investment in Sugar Industry

    The Indonesian government prepared a number of new incentives to encourage investment in integrated sugar mills (which include sugar plantations). Through these incentives the Industry Ministry targets to attract four new investors in Indonesia's sugar industry each year. The two main schemes within its incentive package involve imports of raw sugar and tax breaks for imports of machines.

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  • Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Threatened by Sugar Shortage

    Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Threatened by Sugar Shortage

    Several companies in Indonesia's food and beverage industry may need to cease production altogether as there is a shortage of sugar ahead of the Idul Fitri celebrations (which mark the end of the Ramadan month). Adhi Lukman, Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), said there are at least ten companies that are in direct need of new sugar supplies for their production process. Without new sugar supplies, the factories will simply need to be shut down temporarily.

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  • Indonesia Expected to See Sugar Deficit in 2016

    Indonesia Expected to See Sugar Deficit in 2016

    Indonesia is forced to import sugar as domestic production of white crystal sugar in 2015 failed to achieve the target of 2.7 million tons. Indonesia's sugar processing plants only managed to produce 2.5 million tons of white crystal sugar in 2015. The Indonesian Sugar Association (AGI) predicts a widening sugar deficit in 2016 as it sees domestic production slowing further to 2.3 million tons in 2016, implying that about 400,000 tons of sugar need to be imported in order to meet domestic demand.

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