Indonesia

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

August 27, 2015
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
August 14, 2015
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.
August 12, 2015
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.
August 12, 2015
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 grains.