Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman said, land drought in January-July 2015 about 111,000 hectares and 8,000 hectares of crop failure. Drought land area was reduced compared to the same period last year, around 200,000 ha with 35,000 ha puso.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) predicts that the number of paddy production in 2015 will increase by 6.64 percent, or 75.55 million tons compared to the previous year. Based on BPS data, this is the highest in the last 10 years.
Bulog continued to conduct market operation(OP) that prices were stable. One of commodities sold such as rice. Currently Bulog rice sold seems less marketable. Because the price of rice is now down significantly.
"No one has to buy rice at this time. Indeed, the current rice price is not much difference," said Dedi Purnama, Bulog Market Operations officer at 'Pasar Induk Kramat Jati', East Jakarta, Sunday (07/05/2015).
Cipinang Rice Market Traders expressed no difficulty in obtaining supplies of rice stocks in recent weeks. Although already in the middle of Ramadan, rice transactions in this market is relatively stable.
Such as Rashid Zulkifli, Zulkifli rice store owner. Currently he still sells various types of rice in the range of 50-60 tons per day with normal prices. "Here the price is the same. The margin was slightly but the volume of sales that much," he said in Jakarta, Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.