U.S. Exports of Agricultural Products

U.S. Exports of Agricultural Products – United States will double agricultural exports to Indonesia, as part of the National Export Initiative (PEN), announced by President Obama. PEN itself is meant to coordinate the task of the U.S. central government in increasing U.S. exports as much as doubled in 2014, while creating new jobs. Where every 1 million dollars of export of agricultural products will create about 8400 jobs in the U.S..

“The president wants double U.S. exports in 2014. And, the Department of Agriculture also want to increase exports worth 20 billion U.S. dollars this year, “said Vice Minister of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry for Foreign Affairs Michael Scuse, in Jakarta.

In the bilateral trade relations with the U.S. on agricultural sector, Indonesia enjoyed a surplus. Where agricultural exports from U.S. to Indonesia is only about 2.3 billion U.S. dollars, while exports to the U.S. Indonesia is greater with a value of about 4.1 billion U.S. dollars.

Scuse explained that Indonesia is one of the strongest economies in Southeast Asia with an active business climate and dynamic, as well as a growing middle class. These conditions represent an opportunity to increase exports of U.S. food and agricultural products. “As mentioned investors, Indonesia’s economy grew 6.1 percent in 2010. And economic growth is predicted to increase with number over 5 percent per year until 2014. Economic expansion is also evident from the growth of the middle class by 31 percent in 2014, “he explained. With the growing middle class, would also demand a number of varieties grown food and agricultural products, both imported and domestic.