Indonesian government plans to increase palm oil export levy -minister

JAKARTA, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Indonesia's chief economic minister, Airlangga Hartarto, said on Wednesday the government plans to increase palm oil export levies to support expansion of its palm biodiesel programme.

"The increase is currently being calculated, whether it will be a flat increase or progressive," Hartarto told reporters. Further details on the plan are still being discussed, he said.

Indonesia currently imposes levies of up to $50 per tonne for palm oil exports, depending on the type of palm product and a reference price level set by the government. (Reporting by Tabita Diela; Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Tom Hogue)