JAKARTA, INDONESIA — An increase in harvested area and improved economic conditions is anticipated to boost Indonesia’s corn production, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Indonesia’s corn production in the 2021-22 marketing year is expected to be 12 million tonnes. As consumption demand for corn grows so has the feed milling capacity in the country. The USDA estimates corn consumption in the 2021-22 marketing year to be 9.1 million tonnes, an increase from 8.7 million tonnes in the previous marketing year. Imports of corn in the 2021-22 marketing year are expected to be 1.3 million tonnes based on new feed facility openings in the country.
Indonesia is completely dependent on wheat imports to fulfill demand for wheat flour-based food and ingredients in feed for the poultry, aquaculture and livestock sectors. In line with population growth and a recovering economy the country’s 2021-22 marketing year wheat imports are expected to tick up slightly to 10.4 million tonnes.
Rice production in Indonesia is anticipated to ramp back up due to higher yields from the end of La Niña. The USDA forecasts rice production in the 2021-22 marketing year to be 55.6 million tonnes, up from 53.9 million tonnes in the previous marketing year. To maintain its minimum year-end stock level of 1.5 million tonnes to 2 million tonnes of rice the Indonesian government plans to import 1 million tonnes of rice in 2021.