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Indonesia: Animal & aquafeed consumption on the rise

In 2012, the consumption of animal and aquaculture feed in Indonesia was approximately 13.9 million tonnes, a 13% hike on 2011. Plus further increases are predicted for 2013.

Based on data from Indonesian Feed Mills Association (GPMT), total consumption of animal feed in 2012 was approximately 12.7 million tonnes, an increase of 12.39% compared to 2011, which was 11.3 million tonnes. The break-down of animal feed consumption was 45% broilers, 44% layers, 9% breeders and the rest are other livestocks.

While total consumption of fish and shrimp feed reached 1.2 million tonnes, up 20% compared to 2011, which was  1 million tonnes.

This year the consumption of animal and aquaculture feed in Indonesia has the potential to grow by 12%, to 15.5 million tonnes. Animal feed consumption is projected to grow 8.66%, to 13.8 million tonnes.

While fish and shrimp feed consumption are projected to increase 15% and 30%, respectively, according to aquaculture division chairman of GPMT, Denny Indradjaja. “Increased consumption of shrimp feed is triggered due to the shrimp pond revitalisation programme by the government.”

According to GPMT, the growth of animal and aquaculture feed consumption has been fuelled by the increased consumption of animal and aquaculture products. There are four new feed mills beginning operation this year. Each plant will have the capacity to produce 15,000 tonnes to 25,000 tonnes per month.

Arief Fachrudin

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