Indonesia is The Biggest World Rattan Manufacture

Posted on Jun 20, 2015

Indonesia is The Biggest World Rattan Manufacture

“About 85 percent of the raw materials produced by Indonesian rattan,” said Chairman AMKRI, M Hatta Sinatra, in Jakarta. Wednesday, November 9th, 2011.

AMKRI released, in 2010, the total area of ​​forest rattan Indonesia stayed 1.34 million hectares with an annual allowable cut (annual allowable cut / AAC) sustainable as much as 210 064 tonnes of dry cane per year. This forest in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali-Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, and Papua. Meanwhile, rattan cultivation area of ​​48,000 hectares only.

When exploitation may only be 60 percent of AAC, the availability of rattan raw materials in the country is only about 126,000 tons of dry cane. Rattan was mostly exported in the form of random and semi-finished rattan, such as rattan poles, cores, Weaving, and skin.

Export of raw rattan in 2010 reached 32 845 tonnes with a value of US $ 32.35 million or about Rp290 billion.

This data is slightly different from the Indonesian Rattan Businessmen Association (APRI). Association rejected the policy of closing the export of rattan cane production potential of these states Indonesia reached 696,000 tons per year. If the export of rattan closed, will eliminate potential export US $ 1.4 billion and shut down five million collectors and semi-finished rattan entrepreneurs.

In fact, the potential of rattan in the forest has decreased. Rattan in the forest are difficult to reach, thus producing the raw material was difficult to get a cane. As a result, the price of cane to be expensive.
Good quality rattan generally intended for foreign markets, while the local industry only gained rattan with low quality at a price that is too expensive.

AMKRI suspect, there has been a smuggling rattan raw materials on a large scale, so that these data reflect only five per cent of Indonesian rattan exports, while the remaining 95 percent is exported without recorded. “Embezzlement rattan rife in Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatra,” he said.

According to data AMKRI, in 1986, when the export of rattan prohibited, the processing industry national rattan growing rapidly and exports increased to US $ 370 million in 2005. Then, due to the policy of opening and closing of rattan exports, the domestic industry slumped and exports dropped at US $ 138 million in 2010.
Not only that, in the first half of this year, the export processing industry at US $ 57 million to the industry’s installed capacity below 30 percent.

BPS also recorded a decrease in export performance and rattan furniture industry. Started in 2006, the performance of this sector reached US $ 344 million, then in 2007 fell to US $ 319 million. Subsequently, in 2008, fell again to US $ 239 million and in 2009 and 2010 respectively dropped to US $ 168 million and US $ 138 million. Meanwhile, in June 2011, exports fell to US $ 57 million ( viva.co.id)

Indonesia is The Biggest World Rattan Manufacture

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