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Meat Processors Could be Forced to Close

18 May 2012

INDONESIA - Meat processing companies in Indonesia could be forced to close because of lack of supplies, according to the National Meat Processors' Association (Nampa).

Executive director of the National Meat Processors’ Association (Nampa), told the Jakarta Globe that half the association's membership could shut down because of a lack of imported beef.

The meat processing industry is facing difficulties because the government has restricted imports in a bid to boost domestic production and in an effort to become self sufficient by 2014.

Beef import quotas have ben cut from 120,000 tonnes in 2010 to just 50,000 tonnes.

The shortage of beef has also force prices up in Indonesia from about Rp 27,000 to Rp 30,000 (rupiah) ($3.10 to $3.50) per kilogram to around Rp 45,000 per kilogram according to the Globe.

Nampa’s membership includes 24 medium to large meat processing companies in Indonesia employing around 8,000 workers.

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