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Indonesia’s Modern Food Retail Sector: Interaction With Changing Food Consumption and Trade Patterns

by John Dyck, Andrea Woolverton, and Fahwani Yuliati Rangkuti

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-97) 37 pp, June 2012

cover image Indonesia’s food market has changed in response to a changing and growing economy. The report examines changes in the food consumption pattern and measures the growth of modern food retail chains, packaged food purchases, and food imports in the world’s fourth-most-populous country. The evidence suggests that Indonesians are moving toward modern global purchasing and consumption patterns, but more slowly than in some comparable countries. Barriers to foreign and domestic commerce, affecting the development of modern food retail supply chains, are important constraints on food market change in Indonesia. Further change in Indonesia’s retail food sector will help determine future growth in imports, including from the United States.

Keywords: Indonesia, Indonesian retail food sector, Indonesian food demand, supply chain, trade barriers, supermarkets

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Last updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

For more information contact: John Dyck, Andrea Woolverton, and Fahwani Yuliati Rangkuti