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Indonesia – Expansion in sugar consumption could double imports to 5.7 million tonnes [Registered]

Indonesian sugar consumption is forecast to rise around 12% this year on the back of rise in taste for sweet snacks in the country. Consumption of the sweetener is set to climb to 5.7 million metric tons in 2013 from 5.1 million tonnes in 2012, according to Suryo Alam, chairman of the Indonesian Sugar Refineries Association, which groups 11 private millers. “There’s tremendous growth in the snack industry,” he told Reuters at an industry conference in Bali. “There’s also a growing population, an increase in income per capita and changes in lifestyle,” he said. This was echoed by Achmad Widjaja,…

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