The Ministry of Trade (Kemendag) noted that the export value of Indonesian rattan products from January to August 2020 increased by 4.35 percent compared to the same period in 2019. "The export value of Indonesian rattan products in the January to August 2020 period was recorded at US $ 357.16 million, or an increase of 4.35 percent compared to the same period in 2019," said Minister of Trade (Minister of Trade) Agus Suparmanto in Cirebon, West Java.
According to the Trade Minister, the export trend of Indonesian rattan products also experienced an increase in the period 2015 to 2019, where the increase was up to 2.11 percent. Even though the export value of Indonesian products has increased, he said, currently it is still far behind Vietnam and China.
The Trade Minister said that Indonesia is the largest rattan producing country in the world. For this reason, the Ministry of Trade encourages rattan furniture business actors, particularly in Cirebon Regency, to increase their production volume. "Indonesia is the largest rattan producing country in the world, but is still in the third rank of rattan exporting countries in the world with a share of 6.11 percent, far below China with 45.15 percent and Vietnam at 12.49 percent," said Trade Minister Agus. On this occasion, Trade Minister Agus also released five containers containing rattan furniture products from three exporters in Cirebon Regency, which will be sent to 10 countries.