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  • Investment in Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Grows in 2016

    Investment in Indonesia's Food & Beverage Industry Grows in 2016

    Investment in Indonesia's processed food and beverage industry is expected to surpass the IDR 50 trillion level (approx. USD $3.9 billion) again in 2016, up 16 percent (y/y) from IDR 43 trillion in 2015. Adhi Lukman, General Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), said investment in this industry has been recovering in 2016 after a weakish 2015 when foreign direct investment into Indonesia's processed food and beverage industry fell 50 percent to USD $1.5 billion.

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  • Indonesia's Plan to Impose Soda Excise Tax Meets Resistance

    Indonesia's Plan to Impose Soda Excise Tax Meets Resistance

    The plan of Indonesia's government to set an excise tax of between IDR 2,000 and IDR 3,000 (approx. USD $0.18) per liter on carbonated (soda) drinks met fierce resistance from several institutions. Based on Indonesian law, consumption of goods that have a negative impact on consumers' health or the environment need to be controlled and monitored. The Soft Drinks Industry Association (Asrim), Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi),  and Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) all consider this move to be negative for the country's soft drinks industry.

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  • Will Indonesia Ban Consumption & Distribution of Alcohol?

    Will Indonesia Ban Consumption & Distribution of Alcohol?

    After having banned the sale of alcoholic drinks in minimarkets, Indonesia may see the birth of another law concerning alcohol. Several secular and Islamic political parties seem to back a bill prohibiting the sale, production, distribution and consumption of drinks that contain over 1 percent alcohol. This bill is among the 37 so-called priority bills expected to be passed this year. Although the new bill had been first proposed in 2012 by two Islamic parties - National Development Party (PPP) and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) - it had laid on the shelf.

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  • Alcohol in Indonesia: Sale of Alcohol in Minimarkets Banned

    Alcohol in Indonesia: Sale of Alcohol in Minimarkets Banned

    Indonesian Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel confirmed that the ban on sales of alcohol in minimarkets and kiosks will continue after 16 April 2015. This ban, stipulated by Minister of Trade Regulation No. 06/M-DAG/PER/1/2015 on the Control and Supervision of Procurement, Distribution, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages (which was signed by the minister on 16 January 2015), prohibits the sale of beverages with an alcohol content ranging between 1 to 5 percent (referred to as type A alcoholic drinks) in minimarkets and kiosks.

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  • Growth Indonesia’s Food & Beverage Industry in 2015 Revised Down

    Growth Indonesia’s Food & Beverage Industry in 2015 Revised Down

    Turnover in Indonesia’s processed food and beverage industry is expected to grow 4 to 5 percent year-on-year (y/y) in the first quarter of 2015 from the same period last year. Adhi Lukman, General Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), said that factors have been hampering this industry are the winding down of fuel subsidies, the country’s sluggish export sector, the industry’s dependence on imports of raw materials, people’s weakening purchasing power amid low commodity prices, and a weak rupiah.

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  • Coca Cola Plans Investments in Indonesia to Strengthen Business

    One of the world’s leading beverage producers, The Coca Cola Company (TCCC), plans to allocate between USD $600 million and USD $1 billion for business expansion in Indonesia. This investment will be undertaken by TCCC and its Australia-based subsidiary Coca Cola Amatil (CCA). Both companies are eager to tap Indonesia’s lucrative market as Indonesia - Southeast Asia’s largest economy - contains a large population (around 250 million) and shows structural robust economic growth of +5 percent year-on-year.

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  • Mitsubishi Corporation & Ichitan Group Expand to Indonesian Beverage Market

    Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation (through its subsidiary Atri Pasifik) and Thailand’s Ichitan Group have agreed to construct a soft drinks factory in Indonesia through a fifty-fifty joint venture which will carry the name Ichitan Indonesia. The factory, which requires an investment of IDR 400 billion (USD $34.3 million), will produce various beverages but specifically various ice tea drinks under the Ichitan brand for the Indonesian market. Production at the new factory is expected to commence in 2015.

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  • Milk Industry of Indonesia Dependent on Imports to Meet Domestic Demand

    Indonesia is yet to achieve self-sufficiency in the milk industry. The Indonesian Agriculture Ministry said that the country is for 60 percent dependent on milk imports (particularly from Australia and New Zealand) to meet domestic demand. Currently, domestic milk demand in Indonesia stands at 3 million tons per year. However, only 1.2 million tons can be produced domestically. In the future the situation can worsen as domestic milk consumption grows 7 percent per year, whereas domestic milk production grows by 3.3 percent per year only.

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  • Indonesia Sets Realistic Investment Target for Food & Beverage Industry

    Indonesia Sets Realistic Investment Target for Food & Beverage Industry

    Adhi Lukman, Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), says he is optimistic that the investment targets that are set by Indonesia's Industry Ministry will be met this year. The Industry Ministry targets to see a total of IDR 63.25 trillion (approx. USD $4.6 billion) worth of private sector investment in the food and beverage industry of Indonesia, up 6.7 percent compared to investment realization in this industry one year earlier.

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  • Coca Cola Company Expands Business in Indonesia

    Coca Cola Company Expands Business in Indonesia

    The Coca Cola Company (TCCC) and its Australia-based subsidiary Coca Cola Amatil (CCA) launched two new production lines at the Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia plant located in Bekasi (West Java) at the start of the week, part of a USD $500 million investment package that will materialize over the next 4 years. TCCC, the US-based multinational beverage manufacturer, is eager to expand its business activities in Indonesia as it considers Indonesia a dynamic and promising market as well as one of the growth engines to achieve its long-term targets.

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