JAKARTA – Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo said: export agriculture increased sharply from 2019 to the second quarter of 2021.
“In January to December 2020 the value of agricultural exports reached Rp.451.77 trillion, an increase of 15.79% compared to the same period in 2019. Exports of agricultural products also rose in the period of 2021 in January to June 2021, the value of agricultural exports was Rp.277.9 trillion, an increase of 40 .29% compared to the same period in 2020,” said Syahrul at the Virtual Release of Agricultural Exports, Saturday (14/8/2021).
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Meanwhile, in Merdeka Exports, which was held simultaneously at 17 doors. There are several agricultural commodities worth IDR 7.29 trillion which are exported to 61 countries.
“The sectors that will be released on this occasion are 627.4 million tons with a value of Rp7.29 trillion, including the first commodity of plantations 564.6 million tons of food crops 4.3 million tons, horticulture 7.2 million tons, livestock 4.0 million tons and other commodities,” he explained.
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The main export destinations include China, America, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, England, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and several other countries.
Furthermore, this Merdeka Export activity is a reference and at the same time awakens nationalism and a sense of nationality.