In 2020, West Sulawesi had exported 24 thousand tons of palm oil worth Rp235 billion, and the figure is projected to increase to 42.6 thousand tons this year owing to high demand abroad in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief of the Agricultural Quarantine Board Ali Jamil stated here on Thursday.
In comparison with 2020, the export target for palm oil for 2021 signifies a 77-percent rise.
"The export hike is the result of cooperation between the local people, stakeholders, and the Agricultural Quarantine Board of the West Sulawesi Plantation Office, the Industry and Trade Office, Customs Authorities and other relevant agencies," he pointed out.
The export hike aligns with the government's efforts to boost farm commodity exports through the three-fold export hike movement (Gratieks).
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