Farmers in Indonesia started this year's pineapple harvest. Indonesia exports more pineapples every year with exports worth some USD 204 million and a volume of 270 thousand tons. Pemalang region, Indonesia, 14/09/2010.
Pineapple / pineapple is a tropical plant that originated from South America, and has spread throughout the tropics, including Indonesia.
In particular Indonesia's Southern region of Pemalang has a big potential for growing pineapples. The yellow fruit was harvested daily and sent to the market. Both in Pemalang as well as in neighboring regions, such as Pekalongan, Tegal, and Purbalingga.
Pineapples are typically consumed fresh with sugar.
Belik, Bulakan, Gritty, and Mendelem villages with an area of 538 hectares of plantation produce 2612 tons of the yellow fruit per year. It is sold in Jakarta, Semarang and Cirebon.
Domestic market demand for pineapple fruit tended to increase in line with population growth, better incomes, and the higher awareness of population about the nutritional value of fruits. Pineapples are a perishable commodity. Therefore, after harvesting they require post-harvest handling.
Processed pineapple products can be food and beverages, such as butter, cocktail, syrup, fruit juice, dried fruit chips until candied. Pineapple juice is a liquid derived from pineapple fruit extraction process. Fruit juice can be drunk immediately or fermented into a healthy drink.
Pineapple is also sold on world markets, fresh or canned. Countries in Southeast Asia are the main exporters in the world. Thailand in 1995 had about 39% share in the world's pineapple exports.
Indonesia exports pineapple jam, pineapple syrup and syrup pineapple rind, to countries like France, Germany and the United States. The country only has a 5% share in exports but some projections predict an increase in exports as worldwide demand grows.
In the last 10 years, pineapple exports from indonesia increased. Pineapples top the list of fruits Indonesia exports. Based on data from the Directorate General of Horticulture pineapple exports in 2008 reached USD 204 million and a volume of 270 thousand tons. In 2007 exports were worth USD 71 million and the volume 110 thousand tons. In 2006, USD 125 million and 219 thousand tons.
Other fruits exported from Indonesia are banana, avocado, guava, mango, mangosteen, orange, papaya, rambutan, tan / duku, durian, watermelon, and melon. Pineapple export has a great value compared to mangosteen , worth USD 5 million for a volume of 9500 tons