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Frozen Shrimp and Fish Products Reap IDR 49.4 Billion in CIAPE 2016






Jakarta, – The Ministry of Trade’s efforts to breakthrough into the Chinese market has borne fruit. Indonesia processed sea products succeeded in reaping USD 3.74 million (equivalent to IDR 49.4 Billion) at the 3rd China International Aquatic Products Exposition (CIAPE) on 18-20 June 2016 at the Zhanjiang International Conference and Exhibition Center, Guangdong, China.

“The trade contract is estimated to reach USD 3.74 million for frozen shrimp and fish products. That value is expected to increase because of the huge demand that must be swiftly followed up,” said the Acting Director General of National Export Development, Tjahya Widayanti, in Jakarta, on Friday (24/6).

The Indonesian Pavilion at the CIAPE 2016 was built with a special design carrying the theme Trade with Remarkable Indonesia on 288 m2 of space facilitated by the regional government of Zhanjiang. The Indonesian Pavilion will showcase 11 seafood and seaweed companies, including PT Medan Tropical Canning, PT Inti Luhur Fuja Abadi, PT Madsumaya Indo Seafood, PT Nusantara Alam Bahari, PT Samudra Kencana Mina, PT Bumi Menara Internusa, PT Madu Manis Makmur, PT Indoboga Jaya Makmur, PT Cahaya Bahari Belitung, PT SK Foods Indonesia, and CV Bintang Mandiri Waskito.

Meanwhile, according to the Indonesian Trade Attaché in Beijing, Dandy Satria Iswara, the people of China really love to consume shrimp and fish. Almost every restaurant and home serves sea and fishery products such as fish, shrimp, squid, lobster, crab, clam, even octopus.

“The increase in population and the increase in the people of China’s purchasing power is also an opportunity not to be wasted,” asserted Dandy.

China is Indonesia’s main trade partner with a total non-oil and gas trade value reaching USD 42.48 billion in 2015. In the same period, Indonesia’s non-oil and gas exports to China amounted to USD 13.26 billion.

In terms of Indonesia’s main non-oil and gas export product to China, they include palm oil, chemical wood pulp, lignite, coal, palm kernel, and copper. In the 2011-2015 period, exports of Indonesian fishery products to China continue to increase, from USD 83.47 million to USD 119.31 million with a positive trend of 9.17%.

“This export value is relatively small compared to the potential Indonesia possesses. Exports of Indonesian sea and fishery products has to be able to be increased even further by introducing our strengths through a variety of continuous promotional events in China,” Tjahya said to close.

{Source: Indonesia Ministry of Trade/Public Affairs Bureau-Media Relations}

[Photo credits-featured image: Water Buffalo ploughing rice fields near Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia –  By Merbabu (Own work) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons]

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