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Indonesia’s Top 10 Provinces With Largest Rice Yields

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Rice is a staple in more than 100 countries around the world and this includes Indonesia. This country is one of the world’s major rice producers and also one of its biggest consumers. Indonesians consume a lot of rice, averaging more than 200 kilograms per person per year.

Since 1980, Indonesia has had the greatest national rice yields in tropical Asia, with some of its regions producing the most rice. From January to May 2021, rice output in Indonesia reached 17.51 million tons of dried unmilled rice, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).

Provinces With the Largest Rice Yields

According to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture in 2019, the following are the top ten rice-producing provinces in the country:

  1. Central Java Province
    – produced approximately 9,655,653 tons of unmilled rice or 5,539,448 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 1,678,479 hectares.
  2. East Java Province
    – produced approximately 9,580,933.88 tons of unmilled rice or 5,496,581 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 1,702,426 hectares
  3. West Java Province
    – produced approximately 9,084,957 tons of unmilled rice or 5,212,039 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 1,578,835 hectares
  4. South Sulawesi Province
    – produced approximately 5,054,166 tons of unmilled rice or 2,899,575 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 1,010,188 hectares
  5. South Sumatra Province
    – produced approximately 2,603,396 tons of unmilled rice or 1,493,568 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 539,316 hectares
  6. Lampung Province
    – produced approximately 2,164,089 tons of unmilled rice or 1,241,538 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 464,103 hectares hectares
  7. North Sumatra Province
    – produced approximately 2,078,901 tons of unmilled rice or 1,192,665 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 413,141 hectares
  8. Aceh Province
    – produced approximately 1,714,437 tons of unmilled rice or 983,572 tons of rice
    – total harvested area of roughly 310,012 hectares
  9. West Sumatra Province
    –  produced approximately 1,482,996 tons of unmilled rice or 850,794 tons of rice
    –  total harvested area of roughly 311,671 hectares.
  10. Banten Province
    –  produced approximately 1,470,503 tons of unmilled rice or 843,627 tons of rice
    –  total harvested area of roughly 303,731 hectares.

BPS used the Area Sample Framework (KSA) method to calculate the rice yield results. This method is used because it can gain more precise data on rice production.

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