Exports of Roasted Corn from North Sumatra Increase 2-fold
The Ministry of Agriculture through the Belawan Agricultural Quarantine noted an increase in requests for facilitation of roasted corn exports from North Sumatra Province to Singapore. The increase was twofold.
It is noted that since the beginning of 2021, 53 tons of this commodity have been sent to Singapore with an economic value of IDR 484 million. Meanwhile, throughout 2020 with 3 shipments of 54 tons and a value of only Rp. 425 million.
"The trend of demand is increasing, even almost doubling," said Head of Belawan Agricultural Quarantine, Andi Yusmanto in a written statement, Tuesday (29/6/2021).
According to Yusmanto, the exported roasted corn has gone through a series of quarantine measures, which are in accordance with the export requirements of the destination country. This commodity is processed conventionally, namely by cooking dry shelled corn without using cooking oil.
"This is very attractive to the market in Singapore. There this commodity is used as raw material for the food industry," explained Yusmanto.
At the same time, Belawan Agricultural Quarantine conducted quarantine certification for 17.5 tons of roasted corn with a value of Rp. 161 million to meet the Singapore market demand.
"In the future, of course, other markets can be opened for this commodity," he added. (TIA)