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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Do you know that Indonesia is one of the biggest rice producers in the world?
With almost 34.9 million tons a year, Indonesia is on the top 3, below China and India. (Bangladesh no. 4, Vietnam no. 5, Thailand no. 6)

Sure. Unfortunately, we eat all those rice: We consume 35.8 million tons a year. A deficit of almost 1 million tons!
Compare that to Vietnam who produces 22.7 million tons and consumes 18.2 million, or Thailand who produces 18.2 million and consumes 9.5 million, then we can see we have a long way to go.

By the way, other than the facts above, Indonesia is the:
4th biggest producer of coffee
5th biggest producer of tea
8th biggest producer of fruits

Not bad at all.

Pocket World in Figures, The Economist, 2008 Edition


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad we're not that good in managing all those "biggest producer of ... " blessings.

And oh, we're also biggest forest destroyer on earth.

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Something positive on Indonesia for a change. Cool.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we should bear in mind that the population of indonesia is 245 million, compared to 85 million for vietnam and 61 million for thailand. then we can work out the consumption per capita. that would make more sense.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, Indonesians know how to produce food. That's great. But the unique selling point, in my opinion, is Indonesian cooking.

Indonesia's marketeers should brand Indonesia as a five star "cuisine".

3:32 PM  
Blogger DwD said...

and i wonder where do those food go.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Junjung Purba said...

Lha, orang indonesia kan jago makan hehe...

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And 2nd biggest palm oil producer!

But this does not, interestingly, make many Indonesians think that agriculture is a great business. Many good brains focus themselves on more industrial, "clean" job places.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, thats indonesia!
Sometimes i love being Indonesian, but sometimes yeah... you know...

8:59 PM  
Blogger elisa said...

anonymous above hit the Bullseye. You can't compare the food we eat by country. Indonesia is also the 4th most populous country in the world, with over 200 million mouths to feed. Duh!

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not bad,,
but I think we are also biggest corruptor.

9:20 AM  

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