Ma’ruf Amin: Indonesian Halal Product Exports only Reach 3.8 Percent
LiputanIslam.com— Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said Indonesian halal product exports were still very low. From the total halal market in the world, Indonesian halal product exports have only reached 3.8 percent.
“We must be able to take advantage of the halal market by increasing exports, which are currently only around 3.8 percent of the total world halal market,” Ma’ruf said on Wednesday (28/10).
Ma’ruf said Indonesia’s halal export performance was far below Brazil’s. In 2019, Brazil exported halal products such as food and beverages, beef and poultry with an export value of US $ 5.5 billion.
He assesses that Indonesia is currently unable to take advantage of the global Muslim market. In fact, based on data from the Boston Consulting Group, the global Muslim market potential reaches 1.8 billion people or 24.1 percent of the world’s total population.
As the largest Muslim country in the world, Indonesia has great potential in strengthening the economy and providing prosperity for the people.
“With all these arguments, I see that sharia economy has the potential to play a major role in strengthening the resilience of the national economy to improve people’s welfare. I see it as a new flow of the Indonesian economy, “he remarked.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Trade, Agus Suparmanto, said that Indonesia, as a center of the world’s halal products, has not played a maximum role, especially in food, cosmetics, and medicinal products.
According to him, to make Indonesia the center of the world’s halal producers requires cooperation from the government, the private sector, community organizations, and the general public.
“It is necessary to identify together the various challenges and opportunities that need to be used as a consideration in developing strategies for increasing halal products,” he said.
For this reason, he invited all parties to participate in finding the best solution in solving existing problems so that Indonesia could become the center of the world’s halal products. (sh/cnnindonesia/kontan)