Indonesia is the most populous Southeast Asian nation and is the largest market in the region for U.S. agricultural exports, which totaled $3 billion in fiscal year 2014. Indonesia ranks as the United States' eighth-largest market worldwide, with top U.S. agricultural exports including soybeans, wheat, cotton, dairy, and feeds and fodder.

While bilateral trade continues to grow, Indonesia has increasingly adopted trade restrictive measures in an attempt to fulfill food self-sufficiency goals. Restrictions on agricultural imports have already caused shortages of some commodities, including beef and certain fruits and vegetables, and has exacerbated already-high prices. In May 2013, the Indonesian government reacted to recent high soybean prices by instituting price controls and an import permit system tied to domestic procurement. 

Data & Analysis

April 26, 2016
Indonesian sugarcane production in marketing year (MY) 2015/16 is estimated to decline to 27.0 million metric tons (MMT) due to El Nino related weather conditions.
April 25, 2016
Post expects marketing year (MY) 2015/16 Indonesian wheat imports to increase by 1.6 percent to 7.6 million metric tons (MMT), compared to 7.478 MMT in MY 2014/15.
April 13, 2016
This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.
April 12, 2016
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in cotton.