Export of rattan may grow 25% due to banning policy

Selasa, 29 Januari 2013 | 09:24

Export of rattan products is projected to increase by 25% to US$250 million than last year achievement at US$200 million amid strong demand and positive effect of the enforcement of raw rattan exports banning policies.The Minister of Trade Decrees No 35, 36, and 37 regarding rattan trade systems advantage the industry players, said Chairman of Indonesia Rattan Furniture and Craft Association (AMKRI) Sunoto.

 “We have sufficient rattan supply especially after the enactment of rattan exports policy. It really helps us,” he told Bisnis, Monday (01/28).

According to him, the implementation of such decrees can improve the competitiveness of rattan products in the country as some rattan exporter countries such as China and Japan are difficult in obtaining raw materials.

This, he added, because two countries had been receiving a supply of raw materials from Indonesia that is a major producer of rattan in the world with 90% of global rattan plants seeded in Sulawesi, Sumatra, and Borneo.

“Rattan productions reach 150,000 ton where 60% of them come from Sulawesi.”

In 2011, rattan export value to Europe and The US grew by 100% to US$100 million than 2011 achievement, stated AMKRI’s General Secretary Abdul Sobur.

Rattan export value last year mainly donated from furniture products amounted to US$ 118.532 million, or higher than the export value in 201, Laporan Surveyor (LS) data said.

The implementation of the rattan trade decrees reopens domestic rattan industry opportunities to export products to the European and potentially enter new markets in China. (msw)

by Reviana Rahmania Surya, Maftuh Ihsan
source http://en.bisnis.com