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US main destination of Indonesia's fishery exports

Kamis, 2 Agustus 2012 04:10 WIB | 1.390 Views
US main destination of Indonesia's fishery exports
Illustration -- Fisheries (FOTO ANTARA/Fanny Octavianus)
Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) - The United States is the main export destination of Indonesia's fishery products, buying US$1.07 billion or 30.4 percent of the country's overall fishery exports last year, the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry said.

Japan came in second with US$806 million (22.9 percent) and Europe in third with US$459.8 million (13.1 percent), Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif C Sutardjo said in an e-mailed statement on Wednesday.

Data from the ministry show Indonesia last year exported US$3.5 billion worth of fishery products, up 22.95 percent from a year earlier.

The ministry has set the target of fishery exports for 2012 at US$4.2 billion.

The strong growth in the 2011 fishery exports was attributed to close cooperation between the government and fishery businessmen to improve quality control system and provide safety guarantee to the buyers of Indonesian fishery products, he said.

(S012)