The Ministry of Trade together with the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, the Provincial Government of South Sulawesi, and PT Astra International Tbk released the export of a number of superior products of Desa Sejahtera Astra (DSA) in South Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi Provinces worth IDR 6.5 billion.
DSA’s flagship products exported were 27 tons of seaweed worth IDR 450 million to China and 14 tons of fishery products worth IDR 1.4 billion to the United States (US) from DSA Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi, and 12 tons of patchouli oil products IDR 4.7 billion to India and Pakistan from DSA Bone, South Sulawesi and DSA Bombana, Southeast Sulawesi.
The export release took place today, Friday (12/8) at the Garuda Warehouse, Makassar City, South Sulawesi. The release was attended by Governor of South Sulawesi Andi Sudirman Sulaiman, Chief of Corporate Affairs of PT Astra International Tbk Riza Deliansyah.
“It is hoped that in the future, the villages assisted by PT Astra International Tbk will be able to export independently and sustainably. This is in line with the direction of the Minister of Trade, Zulkifli Hasan, to continue to improve export performance,” said Didi Sumedi, Director General of National Export in a written statement, quoted on Saturday (13/8/2022).
According to Didi, this export release activity is one of the implementations of the Village Leading Product Export Development Cooperation between the Ministry of Trade and PT Astra International Tbk which aims to increase the export capacity of villages to the global market.
The Ministry of Trade continues to support the promotion of the export of superior village products such as fisheries, seaweed, and patchouli. One of them is through the 2022 Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) exhibition which will be held on a hybrid basis, namely on 19-23 October 2022 for an offline event at ICE BSD, Tangerang, and on 19 October – 19 December 2022 for a virtual exhibition via www.tradexpoindonesia.com.
Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the export value of Indonesian seaweed products increased by 102.5% compared to the same period the previous year (YoY) with the main export markets being China, the US, South Korea, France, and Vietnam. For essential oils in 2021, essential oil exports increased 15.1 percent (YoY). The main export markets for these commodities are the United States, India, France, Singapore, and Spain. In the January-June 2022 period, the export value of Indonesian fishery products was recorded at US$ 2.18 billion, an increase of 19.9% (YoY). The main export markets for these commodities are the US, China, Japan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
August 13, 2022, detikFinance