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Indonesia Still Recovering from 'Challenging 2011'

08 April 2013
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

INDONESIA - The Indonesian Ministry of Industry reported that in calendar year (CY) 2012, Indonesia was the world’s 10th largest textile exporter, with total exports valued at $12.5.1 billion. However, volatile international cotton prices during CY 2011 slowed Indonesian demand for cotton imports.

Some small cotton spinners are currently closing down their operations. Conversely, some larger mills are expanding.

Although there is a general slowdown in demand for Indonesian textiles and textile products in the United States and Europe, Indonesian yarn exports to China for the period of January – November 2012 have increased by 39 per cent compared to the same period in 2011.

As a result, Post estimated MY 2012/13 Indonesian cotton imports will increase to 2.1 million bales. In market year 2011/12, Brazil overtook the United States as the largest supplier of cotton to Indonesia.

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