BANDUNG - West Java Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said that in March 2019 the Farmer Exchange Rate or West Java NTP fell by 1.36 percent compared to February 2018, from 111.42 to 109.91. The agricultural output (IT) price index fell by 1.28 percent and the price index of farmers consumed goods and services (IB) rose by 0.07 percent.
Head of West Java BPS Dodi Herlando said that of the 5 (five) agricultural NTP subsectors there were 3 (three) sub-sectors which experienced a decrease, namely the Food Crop Subsector which dropped the most to reach -2.78 percent; The Livestock Subsector fell by -0.83 percent; and the Horticulture Subsector dropped to -0.24 percent.
"The Community Plantation Crop Subsector rose by 0.28 percent and the Fisheries Subsector increased by 0.25 percent," he said.
BPS also informed that the Rural area experienced inflation of 0.06 percent. Housing Group with deflation of 0.20 percent; The Transportation and Communication Group with deflation of 0.10 percent.
The highest inflation occurred in the Health Group with inflation of 0.34 percent. Then the Education, Recreation and Sports Group with inflation of 0.33 percent; Finished Food, Beverages, Cigarettes and Tobacco Group with inflation of 0.17 percent, and Clothing Group with inflation of 0.16 percent. The Foodstuffs group experienced inflation of 0.01 percent.
Similarly, the average price of Dry Grain Harvest (GKP) at West Java Farmer Level is Rp. 5,092.68 per kg or down 11.05 percent compared to February 2019 Rp. 5,725.45 while the average price of GKP at the Milling level is Rp. 5,206.85 per kg or down 10.95 percent from Rp. 5,847.25. For Dry Grain (GKG) at the Farmer Level, it fell 4.61 percent from Rp. 6,089.36 to Rp. 5,808.82 per kg, and at the Milling Rate fell 4.28 percent from Rp. 6,256.17 to Rp. 5,988.24 per kg. Jo