In 2020 there will be no import of hoes

 

Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (Menkop UKM), Teten Masduki, said the government is trying not to import hoes next year.

According to Teten, this is by President Joko Widodo's direction in addressing the issue of hoe imports.

"The President has asked that next year we try to import no more. And we have coordinated metal craftsmen in various regions, especially in Java," Teten said after attending the opening of the National Warung Movement in Banteng Field, Central Jakarta, Saturday (14 / 12/2019).

Then, about the raw materials, the government has also coordinated with PT Krakatau Steel.

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Teten explained, the national need for hoes reached 10 million diggers.

The data, he said, were based on records from the Ministry of Industry.

"Yes, the needs are around 10 million homes. Yes, besides hoes, there are also simple farming tools needed in oil palm plantations, industrial timber plantations (HTI), for community agriculture and infrastructure development," Teten said.

Meanwhile, currently, the production of hoes by SMEs in Indonesia is recorded at 3 million diggers.

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However, continued Teten, after further exploration, the ability of domestic hoe production was able to reach 10 million homes.

"After we take inventory, our capability is 4 million hoes from West Java, then from Central Java 3 million hoes and East Java 3 million hoes," he said.

It's just that, Teten said there are obstacles about the source of raw materials that are not connected with producers and the spread of hoe crafters who are scattered far apart.

"However, yesterday, we talked about the (solution) distribution of raw materials. If the financing is not difficult. Because of this, the market already exists, and BRI also said that it wants to finance," said Teten.

"So the point is we are ready to produce. Indeed, there is still simple equipment, but there are also those who have used modern machinery. So the quality is not inferior," he said.

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Previously, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) noted, from January to October 2019, Indonesia had imported hoes with a total import weight of 292,444 kilograms (292 tons).

Imports originating from China and Japan as a whole have a value of 106,127 US dollars or equivalent to Rp 1.49 billion (exchange rate: Rp 14,000 per US dollar).


Based on the BPS data detailed, most of the imports came from China with a total weight reaching 292,437 kilograms (292.43 tons) with a value of 106,062 US dollars. Also, there are imports of hoes from Japan with a total weight of 7 kg with a value of 65 US dollars.

Historically, hoe imports from China have tended to experience relatively volatile movements.

However, from 2017 to 2018, the total value of hoe imports has increased dramatically by 4,000 percent from the US $ 794 to the US $ 33,889.

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As for 2015, the value of hoe imports from China to Indonesia amounted to 6,589 US dollars, then increased to 187,064 US dollars in 2016, and dropped sharply to 794 US dollars in 2017.

As in previous years, hoe imports from Japan have not yet occurred and have only been carried out this year.

However, from 2017 to 2018, the total value of hoe imports has increased dramatically by 4,000 percent from the US $ 794 to the US $ 33,889.

As for 2015, the value of hoe imports from China to Indonesia amounted to 6,589 US dollars, then increased to 187,064 US dollars in 2016, and dropped sharply to 794 US dollars in 2017.

As in previous years, hoe imports from Japan have not yet taken place and have only been carried out this year.

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For information, before President Joko Widodo or Jokowi was surprised to import hoes.

Jokowi regretted why hoe-like goods that could be produced in Indonesia still had to be imported from abroad.

"For example, matters of hoe, hoe, is it still imported?" Jokowi said when opening the National Coordination Meeting on Procurement of Government Goods / Services in 2019, Wednesday (11/06/2019).

Because, even though imported goods are cheaper, in terms of providing employment, imports are detrimental. Imports will slow employment growth.

Jokowi also asked the Government Goods / Services Procurement Policy Agency (LKPP) to prioritize domestically produced goods rather than imported goods.

 

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