Month: January 2017

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 and high labor cost.
Of total national car sales of around 602,000 units, Astra’s car sales rose 6 percent to 321 000 units. Market share declined from 56 percent to 53 percent.
Astra Toyota Agya and Astra Daihatsu Ayla?-Products of energy-efficient cars and affordable (low cost green car / LCGC)-Astra Group is expected to begin to be distributed in August 2013 with a production capacity of 10,000 units per month.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) asked the government to revise the regulations concerning the total cars energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
“It should be given incentives are public transport, not private vehicles,” said board member daily YLKI, Sincere Abadi.
According YLKI, policy-efficient cars can be accepted if the transport system in the large cities is adequate and integrated. Regulation efficient cars is currently not on time because it is still poor public transport infrastructure in Indonesia.

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 not the spirit, while if Rp 2,000 so normal,” said Gardjita when met at the same place.
Gardjita said by Minister of Agriculture and Marketing Quality Requirements Cocoa Beans, encouraged farmers are expected to do the fermentation. Under this rule, follow the cocoa bean quality requirements of National Standards applied Indonesia.Kalau in 3-4 years could reach 50 percent is good. Perhaps in 10 years time can be close to 100 percent, “said Gardjita.

Surplus production of 79 105 Tons of Rice Klaten

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Production of dry grain harvest in Klaten district in the period January to June 2013 reached 206 706 tonnes. The amount is equivalent to 134 119 tonnes of rice. Thus, the Klaten still have a surplus of 79 105 tonnes of rice, because the rice needs only 55 014 tons.
The surplus is very encouraging, because in the last few seasons, the rat attack raged in a number of centers of rice production. In fact, based on the records of the Department of Agriculture Klaten, Klaten rat infestation has reached the range of 1,000 hectares of land.
“Hama rats pose a threat to farmers in Klaten, since the last few seasons. Absence of rat infestation, I believe the total production of rice in Klaten can far exceed the total production achieved today,” said Head of the Department of Agriculture Klaten, Wahyu Prasetyo Ir MSi, Thursday (1/8).
He added, before the Department of Agriculture has set a target of planting 29,804 hectares wide in January-June 2013, but the realization reached 30 257 hectares. There is an excess of the target of 453 hectares or 1.5 percent. Productivity ranged from 55.77 quintals / hectare to 62.15 quintals / hectare.
“Klaten still try to get up to 115,000 tons of rice surplus, such as the achievement by 2009. Currently, it has not been exposed to Klaten planthopper pests and rodents. But this time, the rat can not fully resolved, despite continuing efforts to eradicate rats,” said Rev. .
Rat control efforts have been done in various ways, such as the development of natural enemies in the form of an owl rats, mongoose, snakes and rice. A number of village support the effort by issuing regulations that prohibit killing animals Village predatory rats.

PSC which is 7 Oil Production Exceeds Target

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JAKARTA – Special Unit Managing Upstream Oil and Gas (SKK Migas) said oil production in the first half of this year reached an average of 831,118 barrels per day (bpd), or 99 percent of the target set in the state budget in 2013 amounting to an average of 840,000 barrels of oil per day.

Head of Oil and Gas SKK Rudi Rubiandi, said as many as seven Sharing Contract (PSC) surpassed the revised budget target of 2013.

“That ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd, Vico Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra), PHE ONWJ, Chevron Pacific Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) and ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd,” Rudi said in Jakarta, Thursday (01/08/2013 ).

The following oil production of 7 KKKS who achieved the target:

1. ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd managed to achieve oil production by an average of 34 867 barrels per day from the target in the state budget in 2013 amounted to 32 890,

2. Vico Indonesia managed to produce as much as 13,740 barrels of oil per day from the target of 13 010 barrels per day,

3. Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra) managed to produce 6,841 barrels of oil per day from the target of 6,630 barrels per day,

4. PHE ONWJ managed to produce 38 996 barrels of oil per day from the target of 38 080 barrels per day,

5. Chevron Pacific Indonesia managed to produce 323 014 barrels of oil per day from the target of 319 430 barrels per day

6. Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) managed to produce 14,086 barrels of oil per day from the target of 14,060 barrels per day

7. ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd managed to produce 9,435 barrels of oil per day from its target of 9,430 barrels per day.

The mushrooms are Start Blooming

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Jakarta – Food is considered one eye is now starting to break into the industry and start households had a light snack hearts of the fans. Kriuk taste like crunchy savory .. Kriuk this cow lung could certainly addictive. Try it!

Fungus is now not only able to pan, dipepes or additives used to make the soup course. But it can also be used as a light snack when his leisure. Cottage industry that began to spread to large cities is now very popular. It was a tasty-but similar to a savory crisp fried cow lung is indeed fitting to friends while relaxing. Not only that, mushroom chips is also good for a side dish loh!

Mushrooms used to make chips using the mushroom fungi are campignon or commonly known as button mushrooms. In making 1 kg of mushroom chips apparently it takes at least 3 to 4 kg of fresh mushrooms. Wow .. This mugkin because of severe fungal shrink after processing it?

Because of this, prices are still relatively expensive mushroom chips. In addition to the supply of fresh mushrooms made ​​this mushroom chips is still limited. Some chips mushroom producing areas sometimes have difficulty getting supplies of fresh mushrooms. Though demand is growing every year.

In Jakarta alone mushroom chips is still quite sult encountered. Several times I menjumpinya when there are small and medium enterprises exhibition ever held in Jakarta some time ago. The price is likely to be more expensive compared to its original place as Wonosobo, Lampung, Dieng, Cisarua, and several other areas. For small packet of crisps mushroom prices range from USD 12,000.00 to $ 18,000.00.

Permata Bank Net Income Up 15 Percent

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JAKARTA-PT Bank Permata Tbk throughout the first half 2013 net profit of Rp 818 billion, up 15 percent compared with the same period in 2012.

Director of Bank Permata, David Fletcher said the company’s total operating income by the end of June 2013 amounted to Rp 3.2 trillion, up 12.28 percent compared with the same period last year to Rp 2.86 trillion.

The increase in operating income was driven by growth in net interest income and fee-based revenue (fee-based).

In this case, the net interest income grew 12 per cent year on year to Rp 2.56 trillion, while the fee-based income rose 11 percent from the same period in 2012, to Rp 638 billion.

On the other hand, bank lending grew 27 percent year on year from Rp 84.4 trillion at the end of June 2012 to Rp 106.9 trillion at the end of June 2013.

“Credit growth in almost all business segments, including strong growth in SME business, mortgage and lending to corporate and middle segments of the local market.’s Total assets reached Rp. 144.3 trillion, up 31% yoy from Rp 110.6 trillion per 30 June 2012, “said Fletcher.

More diverse funding base and grow sustainably. Third-party funding, including from Islamic-unit increased 32 percent yoy to Rp 116.1 trillion. Composition of demand deposits and savings deposits recorded an increase of respectively 16 percent yoy and 6 percent yoy.

Meanwhile deposits recorded strong growth at 41 per cent yoy. Sharia financing recorded a significant increase in the amount of 95 per cent yoy.

“I am pleased to convey that the Bank’s operational performance improved strongly in the first half of 2013 this through our disciplined in carrying out the strategy,” said Fletcher.