Indonesia importing 3,000 tons of beef

Indonesia importing 3,000 tons of beef

Suswono.(ANTARA/Wahyu Putro A.)

The imports would help press down the beef price on the domestic market.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Agriculture Minister Suswono said the country is importing 3,000 tons of beef expected to arrive here on Wednesday.

The imports by the Board of Logistics will include 800 tons via Jakarta`s Soekarno Hatta airport and 2,200 tons via Tanjung Priok port, Suswono said here on Monday.

He said he hoped the imports would help press down the beef price on the domestic market.

The price of beef has soared in entering the Islamic fasting month of Ramadhan.

Suswono called on feed lotters not to speculate waiting for the price to rise higher before selling their their cows to the slaughterhouses.

He said the increase in the price of beef on the domestic market is no longer proportional with the recent rise in the price of subsidized oil fuels.

He noted, however, the prices of eggs and live chickens had been on the decline in the first week of the fasting month in line with the commitment of the producers.
(Uu.H-ASG/H-YH)

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