Indonesia produces more than 75% of global tropic seaweed and the industry is characterized by short supply chains and state-of-the-art processing units? This enables the processors of seaweed extracts to guarantee quality, traceability and supply whilst maintaining price stability. It makes Indonesia a key supplier of natural binding solutions to the food, cosmetic and personal care industry all over the world.
From 2001 to 2019, the Indonesian seaweed industry grew in popularity on the global stage. In each country to which the product was exported, an increase has been noted: in China, seaweed grew in value by 44.45% over this period, while Japan saw a 19.51% increase, USA demand rose by 19.02%, and in Europe the increase was 9.69% over the same period.
To meet the growing global demand, Indonesian seaweed exporters offer a combination of dried seaweed, carrageenan, and agar (a vegetarian gelatin substitute produced from a variety of seaweed vegetation).