CPO production in 2013 Projected 27.5 Million Tons


Production of crude palm oil (CPO) is projected nationally at 27.5 million tonnes by the end of the year, an increase over 2012, which reached 26.5 million tonnes.
“Until the first half production was down about 6-7 percent. But usually the second half production rose, probably to around 27.5 million tonnes by December,” said Secretary General of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) Joko Supriyono in Jakarta on Sunday.
Thus, he continued, the national CPO production in 2013 will continue to grow, although only one million tons.
“The increase in production of one million tons of CPO (2013) was a moderate,” said Joko.
Though he acknowledges, national CPO production last year rose quite large about three million tonnes from the year 2011 amounted to 23.5 million tons. Weather factors, it called, simply influence CPO production this year.
CPO production growth are only one million tonnes, he added, have an impact on national CPO stocks projected down in Inia.
“Last year the stock of CPO reached about five million tonnes. Years estimated at around two million tonnes,” he said.
Due to the large stock of last year, until the first half of this year the national CPO exports, he said, continues to grow about 29 percent, although production in the same period down 6-7 percent.
“Exports account for about 10.6 million tonnes by the first half, continued to grow approximately 29 percent over the same period of 2012, because there is a carry-over of stock last year,” he said. .

Brown ‘Monggo’, It was as sweet as fortunately


Jakarta – Perhaps there are many who are not familiar brown branded ‘Monggo’. However, these home-based gait chocolate brands in the downstream industry is apparently chocolate is no doubt.

Initially in 2003, the trademark only process around 200 kg of semi-finished cocoa beans per month to be a typical chocolate is dark chocolate Monggo. However, in 2011, this cottage industry has to process around 5 tonnes of semi-finished cocoa per month.

Edward Riando Picasauw, cofounder of Mango’s chocolate company declared an increase in its brand of chocolate consumption is due to a shift in public taste that was like chocolate with milk mixture, now became interested in international chocolate flavor that is pure cacao butter with a bitter taste sensation.

“The trend is that consumers prefer milk chocolate, but are now beginning to understand the true chocolate flavor. Monggo Brown’s adaptation of Belgian chocolate, then disinkkronkan with Indonesian taste, like Hazelnut replaced with cashews,” said the man who was fondly called Edo when met at the Chocolate Party on Sunday in the parking lot Sarinah Building, Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, Sunday (11/12/2011).

Edo is not alone, she was with her friend from Belgium, Thierry Detournay produce chocolate with 80 percent of the work of human hands, only 20 percent use the machine. While the raw material comes from the island of Sulawesi, which is the largest cocoa producer in Indonesia.

“The machine we use is only to crush the beans out loud, the rest of the human hand,” he said.

Kotagede origin chocolate began to be marketed throughout Java and Bali. Not surprisingly, the turnover of the company is also translucent USD 1 million in a year. Did not want to stop there, it plans to deliver Edo Go International. With these opportunities, he expects production and turnover can be increased 2-fold.

“Yes hopefully get 2 times as much,” said Edo shy.

The plan, Brown’s home city will gudeg sambangi countries like the United States in 2012. However, Edo states the plan is still awaiting an export license from the Directorate General of Customs.

“There have been many requests to contact us, it’s from Sweden, USA, Holland, Germany, Greendland. Legality But this new aspect of our mismanagement, later only after in-ACC by the Customs, we will be exporting,” he explained.

As an entrepreneur brown, Edo noted several obstacles than in the field of venture capital to develop it. One is the inability of the Indonesian government in determining the price of the chocolate world. Though Indonesia’s position as the third largest producer of cocoa has been very strong in the eyes of the world.

As a result, employers are still brown domestic misgivings at any time if international prices of raw materials rose sharply brown. The reason, most employers will cocoa export to abroad because of the high prices tempted. It can disrupt the production of cocoa in the country if the raw material disappeared in the domestic market.

“Indonesia can not affect the price, it’s still hanging dollars, whereas our third countries cocoa producer, Ivory Coast and Ghana that war could set the price, but then if there is an increase in raw material prices, we are ruined,” he said.

Making Sugars typical Home Based Industry in Garut


Tirelessly Iwan (35) continues to stir the pot iron brown viscous fluid. In front of her was a crock containing the same again. Alternately him play spoons of coconut shell-stemmed bamboo, alternate for 15 minutes.

“It’s a mixture of sugar, java, palm, coconut, and sugarcane. Not all the material from Garut, there sugarcane ordered from Kediri (East Java) together coconut sugar from Tasik, Banjar, and Cianjur,” said the man who was 5 years old involved in the cottage industry in the Market Guntur Garut, West Java, on Wednesday (07/10/2013).

In the process of cooking, Iwan put sugar then stir to form a thick liquid. “Until good. Afterwards input all the sugar. Stirred half hour. If you want to quickly be ready to pour, yes fire digedein,” he said.

After continued stirring and was considered quite mature, and then take a plastic scoop Iwan bercorong. Her bony hands slowly pour the liquid mixture into a thick sugar mold 5 cm in diameter.

“Made it sober, simple cut the pipe,” he explained, pointing to a vertical thickness of 2 cm mold it. Iwan then deftly move the dipper 50th winnowing prints are arranged in a square of wood.

After that, the mold stacked on top of another winnowing. “Dikeringin first, about 1 hour. Wear only dry winds. Was only after it is removed from the mold,” he explained.
While, a fat and short stature mother sitting in a chair not far from the corner of the window at the top of the table where Iwan brown viscous liquid was poured.

“That was brown sugar making process. In Guntur Market makers have 3 red sugar. One of us,” said the woman who called Nur (33) it. His hands deftly releasing brown sugar slab width 5 cm from the mold.

Despite having a similar business competitors, Nur said he was not worried about losing customers who on average small traders such as gado-gado.

In fact, usually orders pile up ahead of Idul Fitri. Whereas for this year claimed to have caught Nur orders weighing 5 quintals of sugar as fast last year.

“It’s still a daily kayak, 60 kg of sugar at all to make. From there be 120 kg. Wrapped so each 10 kg. Kayak gini,” Nur said as he showed a yellowish brown sugar composition of the plastic-wrapped parcel pretty similar.

Nur said the sugar round yellowish color size diameter 8 cm and 5 cm thick is no different from the other manufacture. The only difference is the composition of the sugar.

“If a more yellow coconut sugar, it is also different, so a bit salty. Arennya If the sugar thicker and sweeter,” said Nur.

Iwan and Nur hope this simple production continues to run and sustainable. Because there are other competitors already in the Banjar, West Java, which is capable of producing more and using automated production equipment.

Wow, Food Kartel Earn turnover of Rp 11 trillion


Action actors cartel that conspired aka traders determine price more troubling. Induced them, the prices soar. Unfortunately, those who master the many commercial food commodity food prices rising so high.
In the midst of the difficulties, the perpetrators of the whole profit cartel. Research Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said the perpetrators of the cartel can reap a turnover of up to Rp 11.34 trillion. The turnover of trade 6 obtained from the food commodity beef, chicken, sugar, soy, corn, and rice.
In a written statement, Vice Chairman of Kadin Regional Empowerment and Bulog, Natsir Mansour, said the offender cartel in action when there is an imbalance of supply and demand in the food sector. Imbalances that led to insecurity and fosters speculation.
Natsir said that this condition occurs due to the arrangement of production, distribution and trade of food is weak. He thinks the government is still very centralized trading system just because a policy is governed by several ministries. Though local governments are more aware of the needs in the region.
Natsir also lamented the lack of control the House of Representatives should be able to give sanction to the Ministry which can not keep food prices. “Sanctions in the form of budget cuts,” he said.
In addition, Natsir said, no special food supply lines come confuse the issue. Consequently, any policy issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture tends to be speculative. As a result, the data can not be proper food and accurate.
“So it’s natural that the president was angry with the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Agriculture for failing to regulate national food also often scarce,” he said.

Fasting month, Marcell Enterprises Chandrawinata More Profit

In honor of the Muslims who are fasting, Marcell Chandrawinata businesses in the culinary field inevitably have to be closed during the day and just started operation in the evening. But the sister of Nadine Chandrawinata remain grateful for his restaurant that night visited by visitors.
“At noon the heck is empty. Yeah grateful evening there were still eating,” said the movie’s GUYS MAKE DIZZY Friday (19/7) in SCBD, South Jakarta.
Yet 26-year-old man was admitted initially had feared that obtained decreased turnover. But from the experience of last year, it actually increased its revenue during the month of Ramadan.
“Initially not know how to handle the fast fitting, fear decreases, apparently not. Optimistic further increased this year,” hope actor who was born in Hannover, Germany was.
In fact, when the arrival time of dawn, Marcell frequent social activities with local people sharing food.
“Resto cave in Senopati, love to eat box around the neighborhood,” he said.

Legit crisp and the Phia and Fia from Yogyakarta

Create bakpia fans or pia, bakpia from Yogyakarta was already familiar for souvenirs. Not only sweet but savory taste affordable price makes this snack a lot of fans. Currently there are pia new model offered by the Yogyakarta as souvenirs. Hmmm … like what ya pia recently?

As souvenirs bakpia known as bakpia Pathuk been known since long. It does not seem to Yogyakarta afdol if not stopped carrying bakpia Pathuk as souvenirs. Due to high demand in the region do not be surprised if Pathuk road turned into a cottage industry bakpia region. There is a branded 75, 45, 95 and other numbers ending in 5!

This traditional form of bakpia round flat dough with wet skin a little clay. The dough is made from mung bean contents are not peeled so lightly browned and a variety of other variants such as pandan content, chocolate, cheese, and others. Bakpia making this recipe and still wear the traditional way. Because little damp, bakpia is not durable.

Now if stopped by the city, there is a new kind of pia that can be bought for a souvenir. Pia are branded Phia ‘Deva’ and ‘Fia’ This is a more modern type of pia. Batter crispy skin, savory and dry. The shape is not round but rectangular flat minor. For wearing a crisp batter and spread with egg yolk plus a sprinkling of sesame attractive it looks more yellow.

Not just a different shape, but clean and beautiful packaging in cardboard boxes to make it more attractive pia. The contents are very varied. In addition to green beans, no cheese, chocolate, pineapple, strawberry, durian and others. Pia is also durable with reasonable price Rp. 9,000.00 per box.

To get this new kind pia you can drop in to the shops for souvenirs in Yogyakarta and specifically to bakpia ‘Deva’ can come to Jl. No. 18 Minomartani cork, Yogaykarta.

Maximum oil production of 834,000 barrels / day

Head of Special Unit the Upstream Oil and Gas (Migas SKK) Rudi Rubiandini estimates, production of crude oil and condensate in 2013, up 834,000 barrels per day.

“At present, production is 831,700 barrels per day and by the end of the 834 000 barrels per day,” he said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

According to him, the production level is still lower than the budget target set at 840,000 barrels per day.

“But, his accomplishments can be 99.3 percent and it was nice,” he said.

In the last 1.5 months, production is declining mainly due to a number of field maintenance cut gas condensate production.

However, he added, in the second half of 2013, the SKK optimistic that production could increase to 840,000 barrels per day.

Although, in the second half of 2013, the production of the Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) fell due to the work platform (platform).

However, in the second half as well, there is the addition of Block West Madura Offshore (WMO) which started production three wells.

In contrast to oil, Rudi optimistic “lifting” gas will exceed the budget target.

According to him, until the first half of 2013 production was still 6,998 BBTUD or lower than the budget target BBTUD 7175.

“However, we are optimistic until the end of 2013 will exceed the budget target,” he said.

Head of the Division of Oil and Gas Utilization Gas SKK Popi Nafis Ahmad added that the present downturn is “lifting” gas is mainly because there is a maintenance schedule Tangguh, Papua, and Bontang, East Kalimantan, and damage to electrical transformer in Cilegon, Banten.

“However, going forward, there is a field that will increase its production,” he said.

Which are expected to come from South Mahakam field managed by Total E & P Indonesia with a production rate of 115 MMSCFD, Musi East of PT Pertamina EP 20 MMSCFD, Epic Sengkang 12 MMSCFD, and Ruby from Pearl Oil Sebuku 6.7 MMSCFD.

US factory output increases modestly in June to help boost industrial production 0.3 pct.

U.S. factories cranked out more business equipment, home electronics and autos last month, boosting manufacturing output for the second straight month.

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production rose 0.3 per cent in June from May. That followed a 0.2 per cent gain the previous month. Still, the two consecutive gains barely offset production declines in March and April.

Overall industrial production, which includes factories, mines and utilities, also rose 0.3 per cent in June. Mining output increased 0.8 per cent, while utility output slid 0.1 per cent.

Manufacturing is the most critical component of industrial production. The recent gains are a hopeful sign that factories could rebound in the second half of the year.

The “report confirms the picture of a moderate recovery in the manufacturing sector,” Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge Strategy, wrote in a research note.

Manufacturers have struggled this year, providing little support to the economy. Their output is up just 1.8 per cent over the past 12 months. And factories have cut jobs in each of the past four months, shedding a total of 24,000 since February.

A key reason for the weakness is slower global growth has cut demand for U.S. exports. Europe is still in a recession and China’s economy grew from April through June at the slowest pace in more than two decades.

Manufacturing has shown improvement in Britain, France and Italy. Large Japanese manufacturers are also sounding optimistic for the first time in nearly two years.

There have been other positive signs that suggest U.S. factory production could increase in the second half of the year.

The Institute for Supply Management said that factory activity improved in June after hitting its lowest level in four years. But the closely watched manufacturing survey reported that employment fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Factory activity in the New York region grew for the second straight month in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State manufacturing survey.

U.S. businesses reported a strong 1.1 per cent increase in sales in May, the Commerce Department reported. Those same firms only increased their stockpiles slightly, suggesting they will need to order more goods to keep up with demand.

And Americans bought more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes in June, according to a separate Commerce report on retail spending. But consumers cut back almost everywhere else, and overall retail sales rose just 0.4 per cent last month from May.

Chocolate Monggo, By Kota Gede Tasteful Typical World

If this weekend you to Yogyakarta, there are typical souvenirs to buy in Kota Gede. This place not only had the silver, but also Chocolate Monggo. Although not as famous as the European brown, bold taste pitted.

Hearing the word Kota Gede, usually imaginary we instantly fell in silver. Not a traveler who took it as a souvenir.

I was able to visit a craft center some time ago. There are many silver items there. Of course, the price offered is quite expensive.

Satisfied of silver, my next destination is looking for other typical souvenirs Kota Gede. Had asked here and there, I also got an answer Chocolate Monggo.

Many say this is typical souvenirs Kota Gede. Although not made by the factory or from a cottage industry products, is already famous chocolate delights.

My car was slowly walking to Jalan Dalem KG III. A simple house with a yard is not so widespread now emblazoned on the front.

I also began to set foot into a small house but it looks slick. Inside there are a lot of people apparently already lined up while pointing at the existing chocolate in the window.

But that’s not the first thing that caught my attention, but another room next to the room sales. That place was a chocolate factory.

Yes, the traveler who came not only can buy chocolate, but also see how chocolate is made. There is a special glass-walled room there.

In it, there are plenty of shelves contain liquid chocolate and chocolate frozen. Not to forget, the chocolate chef who is eager to make this sweet snack.

Pleased to see the process of making chocolate Monggo, now time for shopping. In storefront sales, there are many types of chocolate that travelers can choose. Several types of chocolate such as chocolate bars, pralines and chocolates for special orders.

Matter of taste, chocolate monggo have many kinds of flavors that you can taste, such as various fruits, milk, or challenging chili flavor. Of all the chocolate flavors, it turns out Dark Chocolate is the favorite.

Fun, priced souvenirs is quite affordable, ranging Rp 13000-150 thousand. Depending on the type of chocolate. Specifically the hundreds of thousands, usually a special order chocolates.

Finished shopping, do not necessarily go home just like that. Put testimonials in the guest book are available at the brown house. Do not be surprised, because you will find many testimonials of tourists at home and abroad, such as Arabic and Korean.

Antam Boost Gold Prices Current Production Loss

Jakarta – The impact of the recent decline in gold prices makes PT Antam (Persero) Tbk boost production of precious metals in order not to erode the company’s revenue.

“The price of gold is currently down due to the economic turmoil in the U.S. and Europe, but to offset the decline in revenue we actually have to boost gold production, the formula P x V the right price x volume, price drops production should be increased,” said President Director of PT Antam Tattoos Miraza in gathering with the media in Cikini, Jakarta, Thursday (18/07/2013)

Tattoos disclosed, for gold production of the company’s first half of 2013 was 51% above last year’s production of the same period of 2012 (unaudited).

“Gold production in 2012 reached 3.6 tons, compared to last year’s production has already reached 51% in the first half of 2013,” said Tato.

It also occurs in other commodities such as silver produced by Antam is 97% compared to the same period in 2012 and 120% coal.

“The rising price of minerals is still dependent economy America and Europe, specifically the gold market also depends on whether gold is still glancing first or look for alternatives to gold,” he said.