Some 6,800 tons of onions (Bombay onions) imported from several countries arrived in Indonesia a few days ago, Brigadier General Daniel Tahi Monang, head of the Food Task Force of the Indonesian Police (Polri) said. He said on Thursday that 700 tons of onions had arrived in early April.
The imported onions were subsequently distributed throughout Indonesia, especially Java and Sumatra, to meet their domestic needs. Monang emphasized the need for imports to ensure that the China Garlic Price returned to normal after a 10-fold increase earlier.
The National Police Food Task Force continued to monitor and supervise the distribution of staple foods, including onions, to the market and consumers to ensure food supply without supply shortages.
In addition, Tahi Monang confirmed that 52,000 tons of garlic arrived in Indonesia from China. “As of now, 52,000 tons of garlic have arrived from China,” Brigadier General Daniel told en.antaranews.com.
It is estimated that the additional inventory of imported garlic will reduce the Garlic Price. The National Police Food Task Force also continued to monitor and supervise the distribution of staple food to the market and consumers to ensure food supply without supply shortages.