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Indonesia rice update
With a reduction in the pace of imports in the third quarter, the import forecast for 2003 has been reduced to 3 million tons. The pace of imports fell due to less attractive margins for private imports, and a reduction in Bulog’s import program. Bulog currently holds ample stocks, and their import program is essentially complete for the year. The dry season continues in some parts of the country, but badly needed precipitation has fallen in other key rice growing areas, specifically Sumatra and West Java. In the meantime, pressure continues to mount for some sort of protectionist action to be taken to limit rice imports.

In October 2003, rains continued in Sumatra and West Java, which make up slightly over 41 percent of Indonesia’s total rice production area. However, many other key producing regions remain dry, with the rainy season yet to begin. Conditions in Central and East Java, comprising nearly 33 percent of Indonesia’s rice production, continue to be dry. Nonetheless, meteorological officials expect that the wet season in those areas will begin this month, allowing for beginning of rice seeding. The Government of Indonesia (GOI) is reportedly considering cloud seeding to bring precipitation in some of the targeted areas, but this project has yet to begin. Efforts to initiate precipitation in this manner will focus on areas with larges reservoirs, such as Jatiluhur in West Java. In areas where precipitation has been sufficient, the GOI has been encouraging farmers to start planting rice.

Out of the total rice area planted, irrigated rice planting area accounts for an estimated 10.4 million Ha, of which approximately 50 percent is in Java and 25 percent is in Sumatra. Productivity from these irrigated areas is 47.3 Quintal/HA while non-irrigated planting areas produced 24.8 Quintal/HA.

MGR Archive 24.10.2003
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