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Bali: Still a Rice Bowl

Bali Rice Production in 2013 Making Island a Net Exporter

(3/16/2014) The Central Statistics Bureau for Bali (BPS-Bali) recorded an increase of 1.92% in the 2013 production of unmilled dry rice for the island totaling 16,562 tons. The increase yield brought the total rice production of Bali for the year to 822,115 tons of unmilled dry rice.

BPS-Bali reports that rice production for the first four months of 2013 increased 1.32%, while for the second four months the increase was 0.92% and for the final four-month period of that year the increase in rice production was 3.29%.

As reported by NusaBali, Panusunan Siregar of BPS-Bali attributed Bali’s increase in rice production in 2013  to an additional 3,335 hectares of land put under cultivation, bringing the total hectares dedicated to rice production to 19,669.

Most of Bali’s rice in 2013 was produced in the regency of Tabanan (26.5%), followed by Gianyar (20.94%), Buleleng (12.78%). The remaining five regencies of Bali all contributed less than 10% of the total rice production for the island, with the lowest contribution coming from Denpasar (2.97%).

Based on an estimated annual per capita consumption of 130 kilograms of rice, Bali consume 455,000 tone of rice each year, a total well below the 822,115 tons produced in 2013.