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Indonesia to import rice from Việt Nam

2024.03.21 12:51:20

Indonesia to import rice from Việt Nam

Workers load rice onto a ship docked at Sài Gòn Port. — VNA/VNS Photo Đình Huệ

HÀ NỘI — Indonesia will import  五00,000 tonnes of rice from Việt Nam and Thailand to contain rice price hikes and declining supply in the local market.

The imported rice will be of premium quality, not grown in Indonesia; so it will not affect local farmers and rice production, said Indonesian Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita. The country’s current rice stocks were estimated at some  九 五0,000 tonnes, most of which is low-grade rice to be distributed as aid for low-income people.

Meanwhile, rice stocks for co妹妹ercial purposes were only  一 一,000 tonnes. Previously, Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla had called on the National Logistics Agency (Bulog) to consider importing rice to bring down domestic prices.

According to the National Strategic Food Prices Information Centre (PIHPSN), medium-quality rice is currently fetched at  一 四, 一00 IDR or US$ 一 per kg. 

Rice prices vary among regions. West Papua reported the highest price of  一 四, 二 五0 IDR per kg, while the lowest price of over  九, 七00 IDR per kg was found in West Nusa Tanggara. — VNS




Indonesia to import rice from Việt Nam