US factory output increases modestly in June to help boost industrial production 0.3 pct.

U.S. factories cranked out more business equipment, home electronics and autos last month, boosting manufacturing output for the second straight month.

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production rose 0.3 per cent in June from May. That followed a 0.2 per cent gain the previous month. Still, the two consecutive gains barely offset production declines in March and April.

Overall industrial production, which includes factories, mines and utilities, also rose 0.3 per cent in June. Mining output increased 0.8 per cent, while utility output slid 0.1 per cent.

Manufacturing is the most critical component of industrial production. The recent gains are a hopeful sign that factories could rebound in the second half of the year.

The “report confirms the picture of a moderate recovery in the manufacturing sector,” Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge Strategy, wrote in a research note.

Manufacturers have struggled this year, providing little support to the economy. Their output is up just 1.8 per cent over the past 12 months. And factories have cut jobs in each of the past four months, shedding a total of 24,000 since February.

A key reason for the weakness is slower global growth has cut demand for U.S. exports. Europe is still in a recession and China’s economy grew from April through June at the slowest pace in more than two decades.

Manufacturing has shown improvement in Britain, France and Italy. Large Japanese manufacturers are also sounding optimistic for the first time in nearly two years.

There have been other positive signs that suggest U.S. factory production could increase in the second half of the year.

The Institute for Supply Management said that factory activity improved in June after hitting its lowest level in four years. But the closely watched manufacturing survey reported that employment fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Factory activity in the New York region grew for the second straight month in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State manufacturing survey.

U.S. businesses reported a strong 1.1 per cent increase in sales in May, the Commerce Department reported. Those same firms only increased their stockpiles slightly, suggesting they will need to order more goods to keep up with demand.

And Americans bought more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes in June, according to a separate Commerce report on retail spending. But consumers cut back almost everywhere else, and overall retail sales rose just 0.4 per cent last month from May.

PSC which is 7 Oil Production Exceeds Target

JAKARTA – Special Unit Managing Upstream Oil and Gas (SKK Migas) said oil production in the first half of this year reached an average of 831,118 barrels per day (bpd), or 99 percent of the target set in the state budget in 2013 amounting to an average of 840,000 barrels of oil per day.

Head of Oil and Gas SKK Rudi Rubiandi, said as many as seven Sharing Contract (PSC) surpassed the revised budget target of 2013.

“That ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd, Vico Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra), PHE ONWJ, Chevron Pacific Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) and ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd,” Rudi said in Jakarta, Thursday (01/08/2013 ).

The following oil production of 7 KKKS who achieved the target:

1. ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd managed to achieve oil production by an average of 34 867 barrels per day from the target in the state budget in 2013 amounted to 32 890,

2. Vico Indonesia managed to produce as much as 13,740 barrels of oil per day from the target of 13 010 barrels per day,

3. Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra) managed to produce 6,841 barrels of oil per day from the target of 6,630 barrels per day,

4. PHE ONWJ managed to produce 38 996 barrels of oil per day from the target of 38 080 barrels per day,

5. Chevron Pacific Indonesia managed to produce 323 014 barrels of oil per day from the target of 319 430 barrels per day

6. Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) managed to produce 14,086 barrels of oil per day from the target of 14,060 barrels per day

7. ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd managed to produce 9,435 barrels of oil per day from its target of 9,430 barrels per day.

Ramadan, Sugar Sugar Origin Rohul Demand Rises

Palm sugar origin Rokan Hulu (Rohul) most in demand because people can survive for four months without melting. A good quality of palm sugar make this request during Ramadan and Lebaran increasing.

Palm sugar or palm sugar Rohul origin is the most delicious sugar than the same from others. Making a very natural recipe to make palm sugar origin Rohul most sought although the price is relatively more expensive compared to other palm sugar. But people like this Rohul palm sugar origin because its authenticity.

Mahmuddin (45) was one of middlemen Kaiti village, in the village of West Central Rambah, District Rambah, Rohul, which is 200 km to the northwest of Pekanbaru. In the village, entered the holy month of Ramadan until Lebaran, enaunya increased sugar demand than usual. If in regular day 150 kg, then when Ramadan to about 300 kg per day.

“There are about 30 heads of families who are struggling with making this palm gulau. Usually in a day, each of them can produce 5 kilograms. But this Ramadan they can make up to twice a day,” said Mahmuddin.

Production, further Mahmuddin palm sugar is still lacking because of this village is not only to meet the needs of Rokan Hulu. This sugar is also sold up to Pekanbaru.

The increasing demand to make the selling prices slightly up than usual. If usually sold at Rp 14 thousand per kg, now to Rp 16 thousand per kg. Based on the experience of previous years, during Ramadan every citizen could pocket the money from Rp 3.5 million to Rp 4.5 million.

“Month of Ramadan brings blessing for the villagers because they can achieve more sustenance than a cottage industry Kaiti palm sugar,” said Mahmuddin.
Concoction

Requirements to get a good sap juice, one of them is by heating or fumigating container bamboo as reservoirs. The goal for the juice and sour sap not be damaged.

Meanwhile, bamboo is carried up to the top of the container used as a substitute for cider juice container already filled. While the bamboo container mounted on the base of a palm tree at Mayang previous period, was brought down.

Before installing a bamboo container, the base has been cut sap Virgin beaten several times. This extra treatment has become a tradition since the species is fairly sensitive plants.

Not infrequently, people recite certain mantras or prayers as will tapping sap in hopes of getting better results the next day. “In our belief, this juice extract to be in a state of heart and mind clean and quiet. Goal for the juice sweet, flavorful sap which is not typical of acid and smells bad,” said Abdul End (54), one of the palm sugar makers.

Instead, when tapping sap juice in a state of anger hearts and minds are messed up, you can bet the results are not good. Once the raw material obtained, the next process is to enter Semambu root, a herb hereditary typical villagers Kaiti.

Ie three doses of this herb root segments Semambu to about 15 liters of sap extracts were accommodated within approximately one meter long bamboo earlier. This herb left in the palm juice for about seven to eight hours. The goal for the sweetness of palm growing steadily and has not changed so sour. This herb is also useful to condense palm sugar after cooking, making it easy to print and not easily melt.

“People who travel West Java was never suggested that we should change the root decoction Semambu with mangosteen skin. Having tried, the results are not as good as the ingredients our ancestors were using Semambu roots,” said Abdul.

After mixing the ingredients Semambu root, yellowish palm juice cooked over a wood-fired kiln for approximately five hours. Furthermore, palm juice that thickens inserted into the mold according to the tastes of the maker or buyer’s sugar people. Any sugar that has been successfully printed and then wrapped in banana leaves.

Typically in this packaging process, which is used instead of banana leaves green. But that is old and dry, brownish color. The goal is to maintain the quality of sweet mixed with sugar to keep it tasteful. The use of banana leaves as well as drying agents believed to prevent palm sugar melted and not easily damaged by moisture.

Of approximately 40 liters of cider harvest sap, Abdul could produce about 4-5 pounds palm sugar in a day. With the selling price of Rp 14 thousand per kg, Abdul had an income to send their three children to the college level.

Extreme weather, Onion Production Dropped

Onion harvest has started in some areas, such as Nganjuk and Probolinggo. However, extreme weather conditions that occurred this year make onion production of farmers losing half of normal conditions.
“Under normal conditions, the average onion production 20 tons per hectare. Now the average production of 10 tons to 11 tons per hectare,” said Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Red Onion Seed Association (APBMI), Akat, told Tempo on Tuesday, 30 July 2013.
In addition to the production down, Akat said the cost of onion production in the growing season is also increasing. Akat example, the current cost of onion production in Probolinggo of Rp 75 million per hectare, while in Nganjuk Rp 90 million per hectare, including land lease costs.
“This year, the high production costs due to higher seed prices. Maintenance costs are also high due to the high need for pesticides. Additionally, labor costs are also rising,” said Akat.
Akat said that onion prices at the farm level Rp 25 thousand to Rp 30 thousand per kilogram. Akat admitted, with this price level, farmers are still able to enjoy the benefit.
Despite declining production, Akat not expect the government to tap the import of red onions. Moreover, the peak onion production will take place on August 2013. Akat said it feared import onion to make onion prices at the farm gate sag.
“New no import information, prices at the farmers has dropped from Rp 30 thousand per kilogram to Rp 20 thousand per kilogram. Especially if anyone realized,” said Akat.
Akat said, with the influx of imported red onions, the traders do not dare to buy local red onion with a high price. The entry of onion imports, according Akat, would only reduce the price at the farm level, not at the consumer level.
“Yesterday, the price at the farmers down there when importing information, but the retail price in the market is still high, still Rp 50 thousand to Rp 60 thousand per kilogram,” said Akat.
In the second half of 2013, the government gave import quota 16 781 tonnes of onion. Until August 25, 2013, it is estimated approximately 4,718 tons of onions will arrive in Indonesia.

2.5 Born Every Minute 1 TVS Motor

Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS already has an assembly plant in Karawang. The factory started up since 2007 in 2.5 minutes could give birth to 1 unit of TVS motors.

The factory is located in Industrial area Suryacipta City Jl. Surya Madya I Kav. 1-30 Kutanegara Village, cikampek 41 361 East Karawang, West Java.

It was announced by TVS Motor Vehicle Assembling Indonesia, Agus Ahmad Yani told reporters on the sidelines of TVS factory visits, on Tuesday (07/23/2013).

“Every 2.5 minutes of birth 1 unit of TVS motors here. Granted my opinion is still quite long but it was good enough for us,” said Agus.

In one day the factory has an area of ​​20 hectares, is capable of producing 150 to 200 units of TVS Motor and consists of 1 line to 1 line for import and export.

“If the 1-year total of approximately 30,000 units and 40 percent for domestic, and 60 percent more for export,” he explained.

To export itself, TVS factory in Karawang cater to several countries in Southeast Asia such as Myanmar, Iran to the Philippines.

“For one month export around 1,000 to 2,000 units and send the type of motor sport ducks and the TVS Rockz, Sport Apache,” he added.

Meanwhile, there are 2 parts to export the CKD and SKD. “For our full part CKD, SKD form that unit but removable front and rear tires,” he concluded.

Salt production in Madura Confirmed Down Drastically

People’s Alliance Salt Indonesian Farmers Association (A2PGRI) ensure national salt production in 2013 will go down drastically. “Dropped due to drought this year quite dry wet,” said Member of the Presidium of A2PGRI Faisol Baidlowi, Saturday, July 6, 2013.
According to him, if in 2012 the national salt production reached 1.4 million tons, then this year’s production is predicted to fall about 30 percent, or stay in the range of 900 thousand tons. That, too, with notes by early June is no longer raining. “If it’s still raining, meaning no salt harvest this year,” said Faisol.
Faisol explained that early in the season to work on salt land began in May each year. July is usually the first stage of the harvest season and the subsequent salt harvest in August. “If the weather is normal this month, the harvest will come in around September to early October,” he said.
Meanwhile, in the District of Tempo has Tlanakan, Pamekasan, East Java, dozens of hectares of salt left abandoned and no signs will be worked. Some farmers improve irrigation visible only from the sea to their land.
Mastuki, a farmer, said he was still afraid to work the land for fear of losing money. Cost of work on salt land around Rp 50 thousand per day. “Once’ve ever worked on, direct rain, broken again,” said Mastuki.
When not working on the saline land, Mastuki admitted filling activities by pulling rickshaw with revenues of USD 40 to 50 thousand per day. “For everyday eating,” he said.

Industry: Login Steel, Out Cars

In the end I was able to see first hand one of the six plants Tata Motors in India in early July. And I deserve to take my hat off to India, especially Tata Motors already has a facility that motor vehicle industry that is not exactly small.
Tata Motors plant in Pune, Maharashtra is the second largest after the first plant in Jamshedpur which is active since 1954, after the plant is used as a starting locomotive 1945.
Initially I suspect manufacturing facility in Pune like Tata Motors car assembly plant generally in Karawang, Indonesia. Because of that, when I and a group of journalists asked to fill three vans no glass window, my forehead was wrinkled. “The car rides? As if still further? “Inner me.
“Please you select the van that we have provided. All can sit on the side of the window. We will guide you around the Tata Motors manufacturing facility here, “said the man was an employee of Tata Motors.
Without asking, I then select the leading van and took a stool at the side of the door. My goal, so that when he arrived at the location of the assembly plant, I could go down more quickly.
But my guess fumble. Tata Motors factory is very large, unlike the automobile factories in the country I have ever visited. Tata Motors factories around the facility on foot it seems like you are doing.
Extensive manufacturing facilities in Pune Tata Motors reached 325 hectares. This means three times the size of land owned Toyota’s manufacturing facility in Karawang.
So no wonder if Tata Motors presents ‘fleet travel’ to support guests who do a factory visit. And unique, it turns out the car that we crawled inch by inch in the Tata Motors factory. But if the Toyota or Honda factory in Karawang we simply walk away.
“Imagine if we had to walk, it can be drunk. Huge turn out. It’s hell, one-stop manufacturing. Steel entrance, exit (factory) so the car, “said journalist friend, while comparing with vehicle manufacturing facility in Indonesia.
Yes, that was the fact. Tata Motors factory is not only large, but also has great equipment supported to be able to build the car from zero.
I own a close look at how Tata Motors assisted robotic technology capable, builds transmission system, axle, suspension, chassis, body panels, until the machine. In this factory not only assembled commercial vehicles, but also passenger vehicles, such as the Tata Indica.
So it’s not like the world automobile factories in Indonesia, which only gives us assemble ration-penel body panels, interior, and engine. While the bolts were still imported from Thailand.
What about the quality of the products produced from Tata Motors plant? It tastes pretty common question answered by giving evidence that some truck and bus transmission system Mercedes-Benz was also made at the Tata Motors facility in Pune.
And, the leader in India’s commercial vehicle sales also have to build heavy military vehicles, including large trucks ballistic missile launchers. Remarkably, all can be done at the Tata Motors facility.

Wow, Food Kartel Earn turnover of Rp 11 trillion

Action actors cartel that conspired aka traders determine price more troubling. Induced them, the prices soar. Unfortunately, those who master the many commercial food commodity food prices rising so high.
In the midst of the difficulties, the perpetrators of the whole profit cartel. Research Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said the perpetrators of the cartel can reap a turnover of up to Rp 11.34 trillion. The turnover of trade 6 obtained from the food commodity beef, chicken, sugar, soy, corn, and rice.
In a written statement, Vice Chairman of Kadin Regional Empowerment and Bulog, Natsir Mansour, said the offender cartel in action when there is an imbalance of supply and demand in the food sector. Imbalances that led to insecurity and fosters speculation.
Natsir said that this condition occurs due to the arrangement of production, distribution and trade of food is weak. He thinks the government is still very centralized trading system just because a policy is governed by several ministries. Though local governments are more aware of the needs in the region.
Natsir also lamented the lack of control the House of Representatives should be able to give sanction to the Ministry which can not keep food prices. “Sanctions in the form of budget cuts,” he said.
In addition, Natsir said, no special food supply lines come confuse the issue. Consequently, any policy issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture tends to be speculative. As a result, the data can not be proper food and accurate.
“So it’s natural that the president was angry with the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Agriculture for failing to regulate national food also often scarce,” he said.

Maximum oil production of 834,000 barrels / day

Head of Special Unit the Upstream Oil and Gas (Migas SKK) Rudi Rubiandini estimates, production of crude oil and condensate in 2013, up 834,000 barrels per day.

“At present, production is 831,700 barrels per day and by the end of the 834 000 barrels per day,” he said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

According to him, the production level is still lower than the budget target set at 840,000 barrels per day.

“But, his accomplishments can be 99.3 percent and it was nice,” he said.

In the last 1.5 months, production is declining mainly due to a number of field maintenance cut gas condensate production.

However, he added, in the second half of 2013, the SKK optimistic that production could increase to 840,000 barrels per day.

Although, in the second half of 2013, the production of the Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) fell due to the work platform (platform).

However, in the second half as well, there is the addition of Block West Madura Offshore (WMO) which started production three wells.

In contrast to oil, Rudi optimistic “lifting” gas will exceed the budget target.

According to him, until the first half of 2013 production was still 6,998 BBTUD or lower than the budget target BBTUD 7175.

“However, we are optimistic until the end of 2013 will exceed the budget target,” he said.

Head of the Division of Oil and Gas Utilization Gas SKK Popi Nafis Ahmad added that the present downturn is “lifting” gas is mainly because there is a maintenance schedule Tangguh, Papua, and Bontang, East Kalimantan, and damage to electrical transformer in Cilegon, Banten.

“However, going forward, there is a field that will increase its production,” he said.

Which are expected to come from South Mahakam field managed by Total E & P Indonesia with a production rate of 115 MMSCFD, Musi East of PT Pertamina EP 20 MMSCFD, Epic Sengkang 12 MMSCFD, and Ruby from Pearl Oil Sebuku 6.7 MMSCFD.

Green Car Production Could Reach 75 Thousand Units

Industry Minister Mohamad Suleman Hidayat, said the production of environmentally friendly cars cheap (low cost green car) this year could reach 75 thousand units. »Less than 75 thousand units, but I am optimistic that it can produce for it,” he said at the office of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Monday, July 8, 2013.
Hidayat said that if it can produce at full capacity, the LCGC Indonesian market is estimated to reach 300 thousand units a year. Until now, he said, there are some manufacturers who already produce LCGC as a stock. But, he could not be sure how many cars that have been produced.
Regarding the price, Hidayat sure that the limit price of USD 95 million off the road not to burden the manufacturers. According to him, the benchmark price of a maximum selling price. Prices may increase or decrease based on the addition features such as transmissions or if manufacturers develop new technologies. »There’s still space price, for transmission problems 15 percent, if new technologies develop 20 percent. Later clever-clever businessman only in counting, “he said.
Earlier, President Director of Astra Daihatsu Motor, Sudirman, estimates it could produce a green car 40 thousand units this year. The amount of 40 thousand units include, Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla. Daihatsu aims to sell 3 thousand units per month.
Previously, the government has issued Government Regulation No. 41 of 2013 on taxable goods belonging to a Luxury Vehicle. The rule provides incentives luxury sales tax deduction (GOODS) some types of cars with specific fuel consumption. Jutlak Kemenperin a rule derived from the PP.
Luxury sales tax exemption incentives given to cars with a maximum engine capacity of 1200 cc with fuel consumption of at least 20 kilometers per liter. Tax exemption also applies to manufacturers of motor vehicle diesel / semi diesel with a maximum engine capacity of 1,500 cc and fuel consumption of at least 20 kilometers per liter. In addition, there are incentives for low emission vehicles (Low Cost Emission / LCE) with fuel consumption in the range of 20-28 kilometers per liter.

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