Feed wheat imports to rise 2017 by 36% in Indonesia

Indonesia wants to stop its maize imports 2018 at the latest, the local Minister of agriculture said today. With the import stop promoting the grain production in the local agriculture.
Indonesia's corn imports had risen because the demand for animal feed. But the imports have been restricted in recent years by a decision of the Government and should be prohibited from 2017 to end 2018 completely. Sharply increasing imports of feed wheat.
To be completely independent of the corn imports, a growing area of seven million hectares was necessary. Currently, 4.4 million hectares of corn are ordered, so the details of the Government. A larger share of government spending aims to promote the production and the mechanization of agriculture. From this, it is hoped savings of USD $ 4.45 billion. Also a better irrigation system would increase yields, because currently only once in a year it is harvested.
Indonesia's wheat imports had risen strongly this year, maize imports to a million tonnes is limited. Feed manufacturers require but three million tons. Now, Indonesia is the world's second largest importer of wheat. In the marketing year 2013/14 Indonesia imported 3.5 million tonnes of corn, so the USDA. This year, 800,000 tons have been imported so far corn, so the Association of animal feed producers.
Feed wheat was last imported from the Ukraine and Eastern European States, as well as from Argentina. Maize imports came mainly from Brazil and Argentina. The import of feed wheat for the year 2017 will rise by 36%, so the forecast.

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