BANDUNG - Inflation in rural areas is higher than urban areas, this has led to a decline in West Java's Farmer Exchange Rate (NTP) in June 2019.
West Java Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said that June 2019 West Java NTP decreased by 0.13 percent compared to May 2018, from 109.67 to 109.52. The agricultural production price index (IT) rose by 0.24 percent and the price index of farmers consumed goods and services (IB) rose by 0.37 percent.
"The NTP grew negatively because the increase in IT was smaller than the increase in IB," said Head of BPS West Java Dodi Herlando in his office.
In June 2019, only one of the 5 (five) subsectors experienced an increase, namely the Horticulture crop subsector with an increase of 1.09 percent. If sorted from the largest decrease, the subsector of smallholder plantations is the largest sub-sector subsector, which is 2.61 percent.
Furthermore, the fisheries subsector declined by 0.21 percent, the food subsector experienced a decline of 0.15 percent, and the livestock subsector decreased by 0.03 percent.
Household consumption in rural areas experienced inflation of 0.55 percent. All expenditure groups experience inflation. The biggest inflation occurred in the Foodstuffs Group with inflation of 1.06 percent; followed by the Clothing Group with inflation of 0.42 percent; Prepared Food, Beverages, Cigarettes and Tobacco with an inflation of 0.25 percent.
Then the Health Group with inflation of 0.15 percent; Transportation and Communication Group with inflation of 0.12 percent; Housing Group with inflation of 0.09 percent; and the Education, Recreation and Sports Group with inflation of 0.07 percent. Jo