Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Indonesian premium quality rice from Sragen, Central Java province produced by Banyu Bening Jaya officially entered the Saudi Arabian market with its maiden export on Wednesday (June 16).
The partner company, Batlah Cooperation for Operation and Maintenance, will be the distributor of the rice in the Saudi market.
A total of 20 tons of Sragen rice were exported in the first batch, out of the total of 1,000 tons which have been planned. This export was expected to add significant trade value between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
Sragen district is the Indonesian 11th rice center and the third place in Central Java province.
The initial rice export is expected to pave the way for introducing Indonesian rice products to the Saudi market.
The export is a synergy among Indonesian institutions, namely the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Sragen district and the Central Java provincial administration.
Saudi Arabia is Indonesia’s 21st trading partner and export destination.
The value of Indonesia’s non-oil and non-gas exports to Saudi Arabia in April 2021 increased quite well, namely 5.94 percent compared to that in the same period of the previous year, or from 519.86 million to 550.76 million U.S. dollars.
Reporting by Indonesia Window