(Abdaly, 15/11): Middle Eastern people enjoy gatherings with relatives and culinary processed using the highest quality wood charcoal. The quality of Indonesian wood charcoal is the favorite choice for Kuwaiti people, this was conveyed by Mr. Kassim Alkanatara, owner of Mohamad Al Jahili General and Trading Company, an importer of Indonesian wood charcoal. Types of good quality wood charcoal are those that do not sparks and ash / white burning residue.
With the opportunity to visit Al Jahili’s charcoal storage facility in Abdally, Ambassador Tri Tharyat conveyed that wood charcoal export activities to Kuwait are proof of the expansion of Indonesia’s non-oil and gas export commodities to the Middle East market. Ambassador Tri Tharyat also noted several important inputs from importers regarding the importance of on time delivery, maintenance of stable product quality and competitive prices that need to be maintained.
Apart from wood charcoal, charcoal from coconut shells or coconut shells is an alternative fuel that is being boosted by Indonesia to export. On this occasion, a coconut charcoal producer from Gorontalo Province was introduced as an alternative to charcoal products. According to Mr. Kassim coconut charcoal is mostly used for Shisha, while the advantages of wood charcoal are that it makes grilled meat cook faster and soft.
Since 2018, the Al Jahili company has imported wood charcoal from two Indonesian exporters from East Java and Jakarta, normally the need for imports reaches 5 containers per month. According to data from the Ministry of Trade in 2019, the export value of Kuwaiti Indonesian wood charcoal since 2015 has reached USD 2.8 million / year and is one of the top 10 leading non-oil and gas export commodities in Kuwait.