Only Slightly Up 2%, Profit Sampoerna Rp 5 trillion

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PT HM Sampoerna Tbk (HMSP) reported a net profit of Rp 5.01 trillion in the semester 1-2013, higher than the Rp 4.88 trillion in the first half of 2012. Profits rose thanks to the company’s turnover also grew.

Revenues or net sales reached Rp 36.2 trillion in the first half of 2013, up from Rp 31.89 trillion in the same period in 2012.

“Sampoerna show high sales volume growth, driven by the performance of the segment of low-tar low-nicotine. SKT segment is still performing well as evidenced by our investment in the new plant in Jember, “said President Director of Sampoerna Paul Janelle in a press release on Thursday (01/08/2013).

Sampoerna record market share of 36.1% in the second quarter of 2013, up 0.9 points from the same period in 2012.

In the first half of this year, Sampoerna has donated taxes (including excise tobacco products) amounted to Rp 20.9 trillion, up 14.9%, from Rp 18.2 trillion in the same period in 2012.

Processed Chocolate Indonesia Reach 500 Thousand Tons

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Chairman of Indonesian Cocoa Industry Association (AIKI), Piter Jasman, say, the national cocoa processing will reach 500 thousand tons by the end of 2013. 25 percent increase in production was driven by high demand. “It is also driven downstream program through the imposition of export duties cocoa beans,” he said as quoted by Bloomberg, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Data AIKI mention, the national cocoa production in 2012-2013 reached 310 thousand and 400 thousand tons. Policy for the imposition of export duty by 16 percent cocoa processing industry and encourage the rise of foreign investment. Therefore, AIKI processed cocoa production estimate could rise to 800 thousand tons in 2014.
Besides Indonesia, the trend of increasing cocoa production occurs in the Asia-Pacific region. London-based consumer research agency, Euromonitor International Ltd., Estimates that sales of chocolate in the Asia-Pacific region in 2013 will grow more than twice the global market.
Euromonitor estimates that sales of chocolate in Asia reached 5.2 per cent to 859 300 tonnes in 2013. At the same time, production and global demand for chocolate grows 2.2 percent. Senior analyst Euromonitor, Redruello Francisco, said the chocolate manufacturers are now racing to build factories in Asia. “Asia is a region of strongest growth in chocolate. We also saw high demand there,” he said.
One of the opportunities is Cargill Inc. The processed food company plans to invest U.S. $ 100 million to build a chocolate factory in Gresik, East Java. Factory production capacity of 70 thousand tons is expected to operate in mid-2014.

Kadin: Cartel Food profit Rp 11.34 Trillion

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Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said Natsir Mansyur management in national food sector is very weak so that raises the cartel. Based on the search Kadin, potential strategic food cartel offender turnover reached Rp 11.34 trillion. »Nilanya not include other commodities that affect the food trade system,” he said in a statement received by Tempo, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
According to Natsir, there are six food commodity cartel actors who worked on the beef, chicken, sugar, soy, corn, and rice. He gave an example, meat cartel will report a turnover of USD 340 billion for control of the consumption needs of 340 thousand tons. While the chicken cartel turnover of Rp 1.4 trillion for supplying 1.4 million tons.
For soybeans, the value of the cartel and its consumption needs to reach Rp 1.6 trillion and 1.6 million tons. While Sugar commodity cartels dominate the supply of 4.6 million tonnes and reap a turnover of USD 4.6 trillion. Finally, corn and rice cartel turnover respectively 2.2 and 1.2 trillion USD.
Given the turnover and cartel behavior is getting worse, Natsir ask Coordinating Minister Hatta Rajasa to overhaul the national food import regulation. He saw an imbalance of supply and demand so that the food sector is prone to speculation and cartels.
According to Natsir, this condition occurs due to the arrangement of production, distribution and trade of food is weak. Is still very centralized government as a policy trade system governed by some ministries, while local governments are more aware of the needs in the region.
Natsir also lamented the lack of control the House of Representatives. “Lawmakers need to give sanction to the Ministry which can not keep food prices, for example in the form of budget cuts,” he said.

65% TVS Motor Components Manufactured in Indonesia

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TVS Motor factory located in the Industrial area Suryacipta City Jl. Surya Madya I Kav. 1-30 Kutanegara Village, cikampek 41 361 East Karawang, West Java, in a single day can produce 150 to 200 units.

Then how much this bike components manufactured in Indonesia?

“Local contentnya for all motorcycle TVS in Indonesia is 65 percent and the rest is shipped from India,” said Vehicle Assembling, Agus Ahmad Yani told reporters on the sidelines of the visit TVS factory.

He explained, for components such as frames, tires, handle bars, etc. are produced in Indonesia and to the still shipped from India such as engines, cables, head lamp.

“If the headlamp is to be sent from India because reflektornya better. CDI is also shipped from India,” he added.

He added, which are exported to the motor itself is still using only local components for SKD (semi knock down) there are some parts that are paired from the destination country.

“For example, if the motor is to be exported, headlamp is not here but after a pair of new paired up there as well with the other parts are,” due diligence.

Tjap Menak rise old cake become next grade

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Since the first Indonesia already has a lot of culinary delights. Each genre has a classic dish. One of the old school type of cake that still exists today is a layer cake or a layer cake.

Carrying the brand Tjap Menak, Eva Ervina try to lift back old school like layers maksubah food, cake Koja, layers and layers of white glutinous black rice.

This business stems from alhmarhum mother who often produce cakes old school. But the mother only produces every event or just orders.

“Well now we are trying to continue with a different look. But actually from the first until skarang layer cake is still a choice. Now a crowd like rainbow cake. Due plated made​​,” said Eva to detikbandung.

In 2006, Eva started to seriously run the culinary business. Selected titles Tjap Menak because they offer products that are old school cake.

“Because it wanted to lift the old school food, the choice of name stamp vie with the old spelling of choice. Menak own sense Sundanese aristocracy so impressed that captured the buyer, food products has been rising degree of social, not just belong to a particular community,” said Eva.

All products are manufactured Tjap Menak home in Northern New Twins Way I No. 5. Orders are produced with a pre-order system. To keep it fresh when arriving in the hands of consumers.

Down, Astra gets profit of Rp 8.8 Trillion

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – PT Astra International Tbk and its subsidiaries had net profit of Rp 8.8 trillion during the first half of 2013. Net income was down 9 percent from the acquisition of the first half of 2012 which reached Rp 9.7 trillion. Earnings per share fell 9 percent to Rp 218 per saham.PT Astra International and its subsidiary, Tuesday (07/30/2013), announced a slight decrease in performance during the first half of 2013 compared to first half of 2012.
Through the release mentioned that the Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 amounted to Rp 94.3 trillion. Net revenue was down 2 percent compared to the same period of 2012 which reached Rp 95.9 trillion.
According to the President Director of PT Astra International Prijono Sugiarto, there are several factors that predicted to affect business performance in the second half of 2013.
Factor in question is increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs, and declining commodity prices. As for his own prospects for domestic demand continued to grow.
There are six core business lines are the focus of Astra Group, the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.
Two division increased net income, namely financial services division rose 19 percent to Rp 2.1 trillion and information technology division rose 2 percent to Rp 55 billion.
Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to Rp 1.4 trillion. Agribusiness division net income fell 25 percent to Rp 571 billion.
Meanwhile, the automotive division’s net profit fell 10 percent to Rp 4.4 trillion. Demand for motor vehicles during the first 6 months of 2013 remained high.
Based on data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive, car sales in Indonesia in the period January to June 2013 reached 601 952 units. The sales figures increased compared to the same period in 2012 to reach 535 261 units.
Increased income and affordability levels still remain high interest rates support demand for motor vehicles. Automotive segment net profit decline due to increased competition due to an increase in domestic production capacity

National Cocoa Production Need Not Inadequate

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Executive Director of the Indonesian Cocoa Industry Association (AIKI) Sindra Wijaya asked the government to increase national cocoa production. Sindra said the increased capacity cocoa processing industry and stagnant production, Indonesia will become the importer of cocoa in 2015.
“Since the cocoa tax was implemented in 2010, within two years of the industry’s capacity has been increased by more than 100 per cent. Our forecast industry capacity in 2015 was around 600,000 tons, while production below 500,000 tonnes,” said Sindra.
That is, in 2015 Indonesia must turn from exporter to importer, “said Sindra when met after the Public Hearing on the Draft Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture and Marketing Quality Requirements for Cocoa Beans in the Ministry of Agriculture, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Sindra said the productivity of cocoa in Indonesia amounted to 300 kilograms per hectare is comparatively low. Sindra said ideally cocoa productivity can reach 2 tons per hectare per year.
Sindra assess produsi Movement and Quality Improvement National Cocoa conducted since 2009 has managed to boost cocoa production. Therefore expect the government to continue the program Sindra intensification, rehabilitation and replanting of cocoa is scheduled to expire in 2013.
“Cocoa Gernas automatically be continued the next few years, because it meets the needs of the industry and help meningkatkatkan welfare of farmers. Automatically ditingkatan If productivity increases the welfare of farmers,” said Sindra.
In addition to increasing productivity, Sindra said it is also necessary to improve the quality of cocoa beans through fermentation. Moreover, this is still very difficult to get the fermentation of cocoa beans in the country. “Maybe only 5 percent of the total Indonesian fermented cocoa production, approximately 25,000 tons per year. IBHS most already have export contracts with buyers from Europe,” said Sindra.
Director of Quality and Standards Ministry of Agriculture Gardjita Budi said ideally the difference between the price of cocoa fermentation with unfermented Rp 3,000 per kilogram. With this price difference according to new growers eager to do the fermentation.
“Our survey, the difference is minimal Rp 2,800 or Rp 3,000 per kilogram. If Rp 1,000 per kilogram, farmers are