Cocofiber is a fiber from coconut coir that has been milled. The shape is like long hair and golden yellow or brown in color. Cocofiber is commonly used as a planting medium and base material to make various goods, such as ropes, doormats, sofas, handicrafts, coconut fiber pot (cocopot), and others. Coconut coir is machined, dried, sifted, and then continued with the pressing, packaging, and shipping process.
Each coconut contains 75% fiber. On average, one coconut is able to produce coir weighing 0.4 kilogram with a fiber content of 30%.
The price of cocofiber is dependent on the quality of the resulting coir. Based on a case study in Ciamis Regency, the price at the producer level is around IDR 500 – 600 per kilogram, while at the buyer level (Jakarta) ranges from IDR 900 – 1,200 per kilogram. The price of coco fiber in the export market, based on interview results, is US$ 210 per ton (FOB), while the CIF price in the destination country (Rotterdam) is US$ 360 per ton. Therefore, the price of Indonesian cocofiber in the export market is relatively lower than that of India’s, which is valued at around US$ 290 – 320 per ton (FOB). But, Indonesia’s production is higher than Sri Lanka’s of US$ 220 – 270 per ton (FOB).