BANDUNG - The Regional Inflation Control Team (TPID) of West Java Province and West Java districts has compiled a 2019 inflation control strategy in accordance with the Inflation Control Roadmap synergized with 4 Strategic Keys (Affordability of prices, Availability of supply, Smooth distribution and effective communication) and West Java RPJMD 2018-2023.
Various recommended programs include Integrated farming between race chicken clusters and corn clusters; Strengthening the role of Food BUMDes with Food BUMD as its holding company; rebranding of BULOG rice; regional market development.
"Then the drafting of a Regional Regulation to set the upper limit of the cost of education to improve the quality of food balance data at the provincial and municipal / regency levels in West Java," said Dony P Juwono, Head of Bank Indonesia Representative of West Java, Saturday (2/3/2019)
On the other hand, BI also said that West Java Province inflation in February 2019 remained under control in accordance with the inflation target. The West Java Consumer Price Index (CPI) has decreased from 133.89 in January 2019 to 133.82 in February 2019.
The decline in the CPI showed a deflation rate of 0.05% (mtm). The group of goods experiencing deflation was the Foodstuffs group at 0.85% (mtm) and the Transport, Communication & Finance group at 0.01% (mtm).
In commodity terms, the biggest monthly deflation contribution came from chicken eggs, shallots, red chili, broiler chicken and gasoline.
On a year-on-year basis, West Java inflation in February 2019 was recorded at 2.61% (yoy) or in the calendar year of 0.28% (ytd). Based on expenditure group, the highest inflation occurred in the clothing group at 4.89% (yoy), followed by the education, recreation & sports group at 4.70% (yoy) and the processed food, beverages, cigarettes & tobacco group by 4.05% ( yoy).
Spatially, of the seven cities calculated by inflation, six cities experienced deflation, including the City of Bogor by 0.40% (mtm); Cirebon City 0.16% (mtm); Sukabumi City at 0.14% (mtm); Kota Tasikmalaya at 0.11% (mtm); City of Bandung by 0,08% (mtm) and City of Depok by 0,05% (mtm). Of the seven cities, only Bekasi City experienced inflation of 0.17% (mtm).
Inflation in the city of Bekasi was driven mainly by the processed food, cigarette and tobacco groups. Jo