InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production of PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk., in 2021 decreased 6,6% from 4,63 million tons in 2020 to be about 4,33 million tons in 2021.
Director of PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk., Santosa, this happened for the dry season effect in 2019 and it was not recovering in 2020 and impacted to FFB production in 2021.
“This urged us to buy more FFB from third sides,” Santosa said.
FFB purchase in 2021 increased 25,6% to be 3,27 million tons. “This urged us to increase crude palm oil (CPO) production that could reach 1,47 million tons in the same year or increased about 3,1% from 1,43 million tons in 2020 in the same period,” he said, as in the official statement at Public Expose Astra Agro that InfoSAWIT joined, Wednesday (15/4/2022).
According to the company, the total areas that the company operates, lay about 286,7 thousand hectares. They are in three islands – Sulawesi, Kalimantan, and Sumatera, the main areas lay about 214,5 thousand hectares of 74,8%, while the rests - 72,4 thousand hectares belong to plasma smallholders/KKPA or about 25,2%. (T2)