BPS: Increase in Transportation Tariffs Trigger Inflation June

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Monday, July 02 2018 - 22:40 IWST

Kepala BPS Suhariyanto (Foto Ridwan)
Kepala BPS Suhariyanto (Foto Ridwan)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- The Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Suhariyanto said the increase in public transportation tariffs during the Lebaran period triggered inflation in June 2018 by 0.59 percent.

"Because this is the Lebaran period and there is a long holiday, causing the demand to increase," he said in a press conference in Jakarta, Monday (2/7/2018)

Suhariyanto explained that the contribution of this transportation tariff causes the transportation, communication and financial services group to experience inflation of 1.5 percent.

The increase in air freight rates contributed to inflation by 0.15 percent, followed by inter-city transportation tariffs with inflationary inflation of 0.08 percent and railway rates with inflation of 0.01 percent.

Another group that contributed to inflation was food that experienced inflation of 0.88 percent, due to rising prices of some food commodities, such as fresh fish, chicken meat and chicken meat.

 The increase in the price of fresh fish contributed to 0.19 percent inflation, followed by chicken meat with inflation of 0.03 percent and chicken meat, beef, long bean, petai, vegetable tomatoes, onion and coconut with each share 0, 01 percent.

"However, there are commodities that have fallen prices such as eggs, red peppers, rice and garlic, contributing to deflation, because of sufficient supply," said Suhariyanto.

Other groups such as processed foods, beverages, cigarettes and tobacco also experienced inflation of 0.4 percent in June 2018.

Commodities of this group that experienced price increases were clove cigarettes, filter clove cigarettes and rice with side dishes contributing to inflation of 0.01 percent each.

Another group that contributed to inflation was clothing with inflation 0.36 percent, health 0.27 percent, housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel 0.13 percent and education, recreation and sports 0.07 percent.

"Overall, inflation in June 2018 was influenced by air freight rates, fresh fish, intercity freight rates, chicken meat and rental rates," said Suhariyanto.

Of the 82 cities the Consumer Price Index, all experienced inflation, with the highest inflation in Tarakan at 2.71 percent and the lowest inflation in Medan and Pekanbaru at 0.01 percent.

With inflation in June 2018 at 0.59 percent, the January-June calendar year inflation rate stood at 1.9 percent and year-on-year inflation (yoy) was 3.12 percent.

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