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Commerce Ministry Boosts Processed Food Exports to South Korea

Office of Commerce Ministry.

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia's processed foods continue to swarm the South Korean market. In the first half of 2017, the export of this product increased by 43.81 percent compared to the same period last year to $57.05 million. Some of the products whose demand was increasing include tobacco, molasses, seaweed, malt, and wafers.

"In the last five years, the trend of Indonesia's processed food exports to South Korea climbed by 7.66 percent with export value in 2016 amounting to $94.18 million. This achievement does not necessarily make us lulled. This value will continue to be encouraged," said Arlinda, Director General of the National Export Development at Ministry of Commerce in a written statement on Saturday (10/28/2017).

Arlinda explained that Indonesia and other ASEAN countries are suppliers of processed food products to the K-Pop Country. This time, the export of processed Indonesian products to South Korea will be boosted through the ASEAN Trade Fair 2017 exhibition in Seoul, South Korea on October 25-28, 2017.

The Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the Indonesian Trade Attaché in Seoul, the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, and the ASEAN-Korea Center (AKC) presented the Indonesian Pavilion in the exhibition. The 2017 ASEAN Trade Fair exhibition will be held in conjunction with Food Week Korea 2017 on October 25-28, 2017.

"This exhibition becomes an opportunity to enter the potential South Korean market. Indonesia's participation also provides an opportunity for the industry of processed food products and other related products from Indonesia to obtain the latest information on the South Korean market," said Arlinda.

In the ASEAN Trade Fair 2017, Indonesia Pavilion displays 10 food and beverage companies that passed previous selection process. Food Week Korea is one of the largest international food and beverage trade fairs in South Korea. Last year, 59,322 people visited the exhibition with 891 participants.