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    Beginning of Ramadhan Price of Staple Observed to Increase


    BANDUNG - Entering the month of Ramadhan and Idul Fitri, the price of food is observed to increase. A number of efforts were made to suppress further price increases until IdulFitri.

    The price of chicken meat observed increased sharply, ranging from Rp. 40,000 - Rp. 45,000 in a number of traditional markets in West Java (West Java).

    Meanwhile, as reported by West Java Bank Indonesia, Until April 2018 West Java inflation was recorded at -0.04% (mtm) or cumulatively January to April, West Java inflation has reached 1.45% (ytd) from the target 3.5% plus minus one.

    Over the past 4 years, commodities contributing to inflation during Ramadhan and Idul Fitri include chicken, garlic, onion, chicken eggs, rice, transportation fares, train fares and household fuel.

    To anticipate the existence of an extreme price spike and affect inflation, there are several efforts that can be done, among others cheap market operations, stock safeguards by Bulog, supervision of the application of upper and lower border tariffs in terminals and agents, clerical forum appeals and socialization and education to community.

    "We urge the public to spend sufficiently as needed, so as not to encourage the increase in the price of basic necessities," said Ismet Inono, Director / Head of the Group of Representatives Office of West Java, at his office on Tuesday (22/5). (Jo)

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