BANDUNG-Inflation in West Java in February 2019 was recorded at a level of 2.61% (yoy) under control in the range of the national inflation target for 2019 of 3.5%: t1% (yoy). West Java's controlled inflation is affected by deflation in the Foodstuffs group (including shallots) and deflation in the Transport group due to a decrease in non-subsidized fuel prices in mid-February 2019.
Spatially, the city of Bekasi is still the city with the highest annual inflation in February 2019 of 3.52% (yoy); following below are the cities of Bandung (2.69% yoy) and Bogor (2.63% yoy). The three cities have similar characteristics, which are consumer cities and not producer cities.
"Inflation control in these three regions will then be the focus of attention from the West Java Province TPID in 2019, among others through the proposal to strengthen the institutional role in the form of Food BUMDes with Food BUMD as a holding company and strengthening regional cooperation," said BI Jabar Doni P Joewono at his office on Monday (25/3).
Various activities have been carried out by the TPID of West Java Province in the first quarter of 2019 in order to control inflation in West Java. Some of these activities included the alignment of work programs and the inflation control roadmap through the West Java TPID coordination meeting with TPID 7 cities in the West Java CPI.
In-depth discussion with the Regional Head and TPID in 7 cities inflation calculation related to inflation control strategies and comparative studies on the development of laying chicken in Kab. Blitar as one of the efforts to control inflationary pressure from commodity chicken eggs.
"The Jabar egg is sent from Blitar, so it is vulnerable to inflation, especially ahead of Ramadan. In the future, it will encourage farmers in Ciamis and Cianjur. "The feed will be made in Garut, where corn will be multiplied for animal feed," he said.
Going forward, Bank Indonesia will remain consistent in maintaining price stability and strengthening policy coordination with the Government, both at the central and regional levels. to control inflation remains low and stable in the target range of 3.5%: e: 1% (yoy). jo