JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Statistic Indonesia reported the inflation rate at 0.18 percent and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 105.06 in June pushed by and transportation prices, said the head of the agency today. This brought calendar year inflation to 1.0 percent and annual inflation stood at 1.96 percent compared to last year.
“Especially in June because of the increase in chicken and egg race and a little contribution from land transportation,” said Suhariyanto in a video conference on Wednesday (07/01).
He added, the core component in June 2020 experienced inflation of 0.02 percent. The inflation rate for the core calendar year component (January – June) 2020 is 0.86 percent and the inflation rate for the core component year-on-year is 2.26 percent.
He explained, from 90 cities, 76 cities experienced inflation and 14 cities experienced deflation. The highest inflation occurred in Kendari of 1.33 percent with CPI of 104.80 and the lowest occurred in Makassar of 0.01 percent with CPI of 105.51. While, the highest deflation occurred in Ternate by 0.34 percent with CPI of 105.43 and the lowest occurred in Padangsidimpuan by 0.02 percent with CPI of 105.38.
Inflation occurred due to price increases in most of the expenditure group index, like food, beverage and tobacco group by 0.47 percent. Clothing and footwear group of 0.02 percent. Health group of 0.13 percent. Transportation group by 0,41 percent. Recreation, sports and culture group of 0.13 percent. And food and beverage or restaurant supply group by 0.28 percent.
Expenditure groups experiencing deflation, such as housing, water, electricity and household fuel by 0.04 percent. Household appliances, equipment and routine maintenance by 0.03 percent. Information, communication and financial services by 0.06 percent. And personal care and other services by 0.08 percent. While the expenditure groups that did not change, namely the education group.
Commenting on the large-scale social distancing, he stated, there has been an increase in community activities since the easing of the especially in shopping centers. But to get back to normal it might take time.
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