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Indon wheat imports surge as bread catching up with rice as staple

The world's fourth-most populous nation has become the No 2 importer of wheat

The Indonesia Bakery Association estimates that the consumption of bread and cakes jumped almost 60 per cent in the past four years.


FOR an increasing number of Indonesians, rice and noodles are no longer at the top of the menu. Bread is becoming a new food staple.

A voracious appetite for sandwiches and baked goods such as cakes, pastries and donuts has turned the world's fourth-most populous nation