Indonesia clocks Rp405 million from sales at China food expo

Indonesia clocks Rp405 million from sales at China food expo

The Indonesian pavilion at the China Food and Drinks Fair (CFCD) held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on April 7-9, 2021. (ANTARA/HO-Indonesian Embassy in Beijing)

Through this expo, of course, we are optimistic of increasingly more number of Indonesian food and beverage products of (high) quality penetrating the Chinese market.
Guilin, China (ANTARA) - Indonesia recorded Rp405.5 million in transactions from the sales of key commodities at the China Food and Drinks Fair held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on April 7-9, 2021.

"Apart from direct sales (business-to-customer sales) at the expo, we also recorded business-to-business sales worth over Rp27.3 billion for the next one year," Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun noted in a written statement released on Thursday.

Indonesia partakes in the expo almost every year, except in 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Indonesia's participation in the expo this year is very promising," he remarked.

Indonesia has benefited from the expo as a platform to foray into new markets and bolster the trademarks of national products.

At the expo held in the city, known as a panda breeding center, Indonesia built a 210-square meter pavilion.

Ambassador Oratmangun remarked that bilateral trade between Indonesia and China during the January-February 2021 period rose 41.6 percent to reach US$15.3 billion as compared to the corresponding period a year earlier.

Indonesia's exports to China in the initial two months of 2021 were valued at US$7.6 billion, up 30.4 percent, from the same period last year.

"Through this expo, of course, we are optimistic of increasingly more number of Indonesian food and beverage products of (high) quality penetrating the Chinese market," he affirmed.

Indonesia's key products on display at the expo comprise coffee powder, coffee bean, instant noodles, biscuits, and shrimp chips.

A broad array of products from South Korea, Thailand, Poland, Denmark, Singapore, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, and Taiwan were showcased at the expo.

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