ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – Indonesia is listed as the second largest exporter of ornamental fish in the world, shifting the position of Singapore and the Netherlands.
The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, revealed that the export value of Indonesian ornamental fish grew rapidly in the first semester of 2023, reaching US$20.5 million or an increase of 16.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
“This is certainly positive information,” said Trenggono when opening the Indonesian Ornamental Fish Festival in Jakarta, Friday (27/10/2023).
He said that in the first semester of 2023 ornamental fish exports would increase, in contrast to Indonesia’s competitor countries such as Japan, Singapore and the Netherlands, which experienced a decline in exports of 8.3 percent, 9.8 percent and 37.2 percent respectively percent.
Trenggono said, based on International Trade Statistics data, the export value of Indonesian ornamental fish in 2022 will reach 11.3 percent of total world ornamental fish exports which reached US$321 million.
Meanwhile, the first place in ornamental fish exporters is still occupied by Japan with an export value of US$48.95 million or 15.3 percent.
Based on his presentation, the total world ornamental fish market value, which includes the domestic markets of each country and between countries, is estimated to reach US$ 6.27 billion in 2022 and will grow with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.25 percent in 2023-2032 or to US$16.63 billion in 2032.
With this positive achievement, Trenggono believes that Indonesia will be able to become the largest ornamental fish exporter in the world with its wealth of champion endemic fish, including super red/gold/silver arowana, Harding’s arowana, botia and others.
On the same occasion, the Director General of Strengthening the Competitiveness of Marine and Fisheries Products (PDSKP) Budi Sulistiyo said that next year the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will hold a national and international ornamental fish festival to boost the economy of Indonesian ornamental fish.
“We also plan that next year we will hold an ornamental fish festival nationally and internationally. “The hope of these entrepreneurs is to drive the community’s economy,” he said.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kalikan Ariani Yusuf Prawira said, through collaboration with the government and ornamental fish business players, it is hoped that Indonesia will be able to make Indonesia the ornamental fish capital of the world. (AT Network)
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