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Indonesia: Retail Foods

In 2021, the total value of all food and beverage retail sales in Indonesia totaled $72 billion, a 12 percent decrease from the previous year due to COVID-19 pandemic social distancing measures. Traditional markets still dominate the retail food and beverage sector, accounting for 76 percent of market share, although they continue to lose market share to modern retail stores and e-commerce.
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Vietnam: Grain and Feed Update

Post revises estimates of the Vietnam’s marketing year 2021/2022 (MY 2021/22) spring crop harvest area and production down to 3,000 thousand hectares (THA) and 20.10 million metric tons (MMT) due to abnormally cold weather, unseasonal rains and uneven rain distribution, and high costs of inputs.
On June 25, 2022, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) informed domestic stakeholders at a consultative meeting that it will be enforcing BAI Memorandum Circular No. 26 (MC26), dated August 11, 2021.
Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia, was the 11th largest market for U.S. agricultural exports in 2021 valued at $24.5 billion. Indonesia is party to 14 Free Trade Agreements (FTA), creating tough competition for U.S. agricultural exports. Indonesia’s major FTA partners (i.e., Australia, New Zealand, China, etc.) also benefit from proximity.
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Philippines: Grain and Feed Update

Executive Order #171, Series of 2022, modifies market access for MFN tariffs on corn and rice through December 31, 2021, necessitating changes to Post’s corn and wheat balance sheets but not rice.
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Burma: Rice Trade - Monthly

Post forecasts Burmese rice exports lower in June due to reduced supplies in the domestic market and higher domestic prices. The Burmese government continues making changes to its trade and foreign exchange rate policies that are impeding trade.
This report provides information of the food and agricultural laws and regulations currently in force in Vietnam.
This report provides an overview of Vietnam’s certification requirements for imported food and agricultural products. In the first six months of 2022, Vietnam made no changes to its certification requirements.
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Malaysia: Cotton and Products Annual

Post forecasts consumption of cotton in the Malaysian textile industry at 290,000 bales in marketing year (MY) 2022/23, a 3.3 percent drop from the previous year post’s estimate. The expected reduction is based on textile companies shifting their operation to other South-East Asian countries as the cost of labor increased in Malaysia with the revision of new minimum wages on April 1, 2022.
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Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

FAS Manila maintains 2022 pork production while increasing imports 25,000 MT to 400,000 MT, reflecting improved market access conditions. No changes are made to the chicken PSD.
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Vietnam: FTA Competition in Vietnam

The United States is the largest bilateral agricultural trading partner without a free trade agreement with Vietnam. This report summarizes the tariff and non-tariff competition that U.S. agricultural products face in Vietnam, as the result of the numerous bilateral and regional free trade agreements that Vietnam has signed with other trading partners.
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Vietnam: Coffee Annual

Post revised the Vietnam marketing year 2021/2022 (MY 2021/22) coffee production estimate up to 31.58 million bags, green bean equivalent (GBE), on higher yield. Post revised MY 2021/22 exports up to 27 million bags thanks to increased exports in the first quarter of 2022, potentially steady demand, and the possibility of logistics improvements.