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A worker makes chair frames to be woven with rattan at a workshop manufacturing furniture in Trangsan village on May 15, 2013 near Sukoharjo, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's Deputy Industry Minister has been looking at ways to boost the rattan trade in Indonesia. The government put a stop to raw rattan exports in 2012 in an attempt to increase the sales of rattan products. Reports suggest this has been a marked success with total exports of rattan products up USD $57.78 in 2012 compared to 2011.

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A worker makes chair frames to be woven with rattan at a workshop manufacturing furniture in Trangsan village near Sukoharjo, Central Java province, Indonesia. Indonesia’s deputy industry minister has been looking at ways to boost the rattan trade in the country. The government put a stop to raw rattan exports in 2012 in an attempt to increase sales of rattan products, which rose in 2012.