Refineries in Indonesia are targeting a larger share of the sugar market. There are three refineries being built and they will star operating between 2013 and 2014, according to Suryo Alem, from Wilmar International.
Nowadays Indonesian refinery capacity is 3.5 million tons but with these three additional it could jump to 4.5 million, according to the Indonesian Sugar Refineries Association.
There are currently about 61 mills in operation and most of them are located in Java, either state-owned or private company. In Java, sugar millers and sugar cane plantations have existed for more than two centuries.