BANDUNG - Toward the month of Ramadhan a number of basic needs of society (kepokmas) still fairly stable.
Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia (Minister of Trade) Enggartiasto Lukita said besides the stable price of basic commodities in the market, the stock is still relatively safe. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Trade (Kemendag) will continue to oversee the distribution chain. The reason, if the distribution of basic needs is hampered, it will increase the price in the market.
In addition, the Ministry of Trade will continue to coordinate with the Department of Industry and Trade to monitor the price and supply of basic commodities in each region.
"So far, the price of staple material is relatively stable, the stock is safe, the distribution will always be monitored not to the reason that the distribution is hampered and then the price fluctuation will always happen until the Eid season," Enggar said. reporter at the hotel Papandayan Bandung, Tuesday (08/05/2018).
The Minister of Trade mentioned that the price of meat and chicken eggs is still stable. Likewise with other commodities such as chillies and red bottom is still under control.
"Chicken meat and eggs are generally not a problem, we also see about garlic below Rp 25 thousand, chili and onion are also under control," said the Minister of Trade.
He claims that despite fluctuations in the price of onions and peppers, the condition will not last long enough because the two commodities are not strong for long.
"It's like chilli up and down, but it's no longer possible to suddenly soar because it will not last long," said the minister.
Enggar ensures if there is a delinquency speculator then it coordinates with the food task force crack down on the perpetrators of hoarding of staples.
"So there are no speculators who can withstand, if there is a high, the task force will see more often, last year's success is supported by police, under controlled substance, safe cooking oil sugar, sufficient stock," said Enggar.
With regard to the price of beef, Enggar claimed to still be stable, there is still an increase in the price of local beef.
"So far, the average is stable, even if there is a local meat, because it's different, it would be expensive around Rp 100 thousand to Rp101,000 per kg," he concluded. (Even)