“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.
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.