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    West Java Farmers' Welfare Increases, Reflected from the Farmer Exchange Rate (NTP) Index


    BANDUNG - Results of price monitoring in 18 districts in West Java Province in January 2019, West Java Farmer Exchange Rate (NTP) increased by 0.59 percent compared to December 2018, from 110.90 to 111.55.

    Head of West Java Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Dodi Herlando said the NT increase was an indicator of improving farmers' income in West Java.

    "In January 2019, all agricultural sub-sectors from (5 sub-sectors) increased," he said.

    Sorted by the biggest increase: Food Crop Subsector increased by 1.81 percent; Horticulture Subsector increased by 0.12 percent; The Community Plantation Crop Subsector increased by 0.11 percent; The Livestock Subsector has decreased to reach -1.11 percent; and the Fisheries Subsector has decreased to -0.10 percent.

    BPS also mentioned that in the West Java Rural Area Household Consumption in January 2019 experienced inflation of 0.21 percent. All expenditure groups experienced inflation, with the highest inflation occurring in the Health Group with inflation of 0.72 percent.

    Then the Clothing Group with inflation of 0.38 percent. Followed by the Food, Drink, Cigarette and Tobacco Group with inflation of 0.37 percent; Housing Group with inflation of 0.28 percent, and Education, Recreation and Sports Group with inflation of 0.22 percent. Meanwhile, the Transportation and Communication Group experienced a deflation of 0.18 percent, and the Foodstuffs Group with inflation of 0.03 percent. jo

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