Exports of wheat flour forecast to reach US$ 1 billion.
Indonesia is not a producer of wheat grain, but its exports of
wheat flour and wheat flour-based food products have increased. In 2016,
exports of wheat flour and wheat flour-based food products are predicted
to reach US$ 1 billion. General Chairman of the Indonesian association
of wheat flour producers (Aptindo) Franciscus Welirang said he is
optimistic the export target would be reached. Franciscus said exports
of wheat flour and food products from wheat flour were valued at US$ 600
million last year. If the trend continued exports would reach US$1
billion in 2016, he said. In 2011, Indonesia exported 32,296 tons of
wheat flour. Exports of wheat flour by products totaled 349,746 tons and
exports of food products from wheat flour totaled 204,049 tons. Wheat
flour is exported to the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
The markets are expected to expand to other countries to follow the