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    West Java has Deflation in August

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    BANDUNG - According to West Java Central Statistics Agency (BPS), West Java has a deflation about 0.01 percent in August 2018.

    "August 2018 West Java's consolidant CPI include 7 cities that, Bogor City, Sukabumi City, Bandung City, Cirebon City, Bekasi City, Depok City and Tasikmalaya City has  decresed the index. CPI from 132.21 in July 2018 to 132.20 in August 2018; thus there is a deflation of 0.01 percent, "said Head of West Java BPS Doddy Herlando, monday (3/9).

    Meanwhile nationally in August 2018 there was a deflation of 0.05 percent with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 134.07. Of the 82 CPI cities, 52 cities has a deflation and 30 cities has an inflation.

    The highest deflation occurred in Bau-Bau of 2.49 percent with CPI of 134.76 and the lowest was in Jember of 0.01 percent with CPI of 129.38. While the highest inflation occurred Tarakan at 0.62 with CPI of 144.99 and the lowest occurred in Medan and Padangsidimpuan by 0.01 percent respectively with CPI of 137.15 and 131.65 respectively.

    Deflation occurred because of a decrease in prices as indicated by the decline in several expenditure group indices, that are: foodstuffs group at 1.10 percent; clothing group by 0.07 percent; and the transportation, communication and financial services group by 0.15 percent.

    While the expenditure group has an increase in the index, that are: processed food, beverages, cigarettes and tobacco group by 0.35 percent; housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel group by 0.25 percent; health group by 0.20 percent; and education, recreation and sports groups at 1.03 percent.

    Nationally, there was a deflation in August 2018 of 0.05%. This value is lower than July with 0.28% inflation. With these developments, inflation in the January-August 2018 calendar year reached 2.13%. While annual inflation in August reached 3.20% year on year (yoy). (jo)

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