Ministry of Trade stated that it opened the option of importing special rice to strengthen the stock. Minister Enggartiasto Lukita asserted that if the imports is carried out by the government, then the rice to be imported is not that of the medium quality, but special rice and is done in an effort to strengthen government stock. Based on data from Perum Bulog, the current stock is approximately 950 thousand tons. While, the Ministry of Agriculture claimed that Indonesia does not need to import rice as the domestic stock of 3 million tons produced in December 2017 will sufficiently meet the need of 2.6 million tons. The 3 million tons of national rice stock was produced from 6 million tons dried paddy grain that harvested from 1.1 million hectare of land.