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Indonesia’s overproducing clove growers look to export kretek manufacture

| November 15, 2013

The Indonesian Clove Farmers’ Association (APCI) wants to widen the market for cloves by working with overseas tobacco manufacturers to help them produce kreteks, according to a story in the Jakarta Post.

Indonesia currently has an oversupply of cloves.

At the fourth Asia Tobacco Forum in Surabaya, East Java, APCI Treasurer I. Ketut Budiman said that despite the decline in Indonesia’s clove farms from 770,000 ha to about 350,000 ha, annual yields of between 70,000 and 110,000 tons could  still more than meet the demand of the domestic kretek cigarette industry of between 80,000 and 100,000 tons.

Category: Breaking News

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