Indonesian Harvest Areas, Productivity and Production of Soybean
The increase in the country’s production of soybean is attributable mainly to an annual expansion of 2 percent in harvest areas and 1.94 percent increase in annual productivity. Indonesia’s production of soybean dropped in 2013 on shrinking harvest areas, but in 2014, the production of soybean grew with the expansion of harvest areas and increase in productivity. The country’s production of soybean in 2014 totaled 955,000 tons.
In the period of 2012-2016, the largest harvest areas were in the province of East Java averaging 244,350 hectares a year. In 2012, soybean harvest areas in that province totaled 220,820 hectares expanding to 214,880 hectares in 2014. The productivity of the harvest areas of soybean in the province averaged 1.65 tons per hectare and production averaged 348,020 tons.