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Indonesian Fishery Exports Forecast to Rise in 2013

INDONESIA - The Indonesian Fishery and Marine Ministry has forecast that fishery exports will rise to $5 billion in 2013 from $3.28 billion last year despite a slowing global economy, an official said.

Indonesian Fishery and Marine Minister Syarif Cicip Sutardjo said that shipment of the fishery products has shown a good trend in recent months, reports Xinhuanet.

Meanwhile, the ministry has expanded export to markets in the Middle East and Africa, he said.

Indonesia enjoyed trade surplus in fishery sector last year as its import value reached $520 million, he said.

Lucy Towers

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