Ahead of Lebaran Haji Chili Price Controlled Safe Supply

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, July 25 2018 - 18:30 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The results of direct monitoring in the field, the development of various chili prices nationally is relatively safe and stable.

"I personally monitored directly in West Kalimantan, the price and supply of chili there is safe, not as reported so far", said Mardiyah Hayati, Head of the Sub Directorate of Sub-Directorate of Various Chili and Fruit Vegetables of the Directorate General of Horticulture at the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture). "In Kramat Jati Parent Market Monday (23/7/2018).

Price of red curly pepper monitored Rp 18.000 / kg, red pepper Rp 38.000 / kg and large chili Rp 24.000 / kg. So we can conclude the price and supply of chili is actually very safe ", said Mardiyah.

Chili Production Surplus July-August

Production of chili before Idul Adha Idul Fitri will fall on August 22, 2018, also more than enough. Director of Vegetables and Medicinal Plants Directorate General of Horticulture Ministry of Agriculture, Prihasto Setyanto, said the conditions of chili plantations in production centers such as West Java, Central Java, DIY and East Java are currently very good. It claimed to have conducted monitoring and regulation of chili planting pattern for the production can take place continuously.

"3 - 4 months before Idul Adha we have prepared chili plantings", said Prihasto.
Data of Directorate General of Horticulture mention the planting area of ​​chilli period of March - April 2018 reach 21 - 23 thousand hectare.

"The availability of cayenne pepper in July-August 2018 reached 79 - 82 thousand tons, while for large chili as much as 101-105 thousand tons. In that period the demand is estimated at 70-74 thousand tons for cayenne pepper, and 93-97 thousand tons for large chili. "That is, there is a large chili production surplus at the time of entering Idul Adha later", said Prihasto.
Farmers Guarantee Secure Chili Supply

Comparative data on the price of chilli-onion at the level of farm, wholesale, and retail (average retail market of Jakarta) per Monday (23/7) yesterday observed still under control; Red Onion Rp 13.200, - / kg (farmer), Rp 18.000, - / kg (wholesale), Rp 30.511, - / kg (retail). Big Red Chili Rp 17.667, - / kg (farmer), Rp 24.000, - / kg (wholesale), Rp 41.232, - / kg (retail). Curly Red Chili Rp 19.469, - / kg (farmer), Rp 18.000, - / kg (wholesale), Rp 36.441, - / kg (retail). Chili Rawit Merah Rp 34.571 (farmer), Rp 38.000, - / kg (wholesale), Rp 59.372, - / kg (retail). Chili Rawit Hijau Rp 19.300, - / kg (farmer), Rp 20.000, - / kg (wholesale), Rp 40,581, - / kg (retail).


Variety of Chili and Fruit Vegetables Sub-Directorate General of Horticulture Ministry of Agriculture records for commodities of Red Onion, Big Red Chili, and Green Rawit Chili because of the difference in the price of farmers with retail prices above 100%. (Red Onion 131.1%, Big Red Chili 133,4%, and Chili Rawit Green 110,3%). While the commodities of Curly Red Chili and Red Rawit Chili need to be watched out because the difference between farmers' prices with retail is above 50%, each is 87.2% and 71.7%.


However, the consumer society should not worry about the price increase, because the farmers guarantee the supply of chili from the production centers until now under control. "People don't need to worry about the supply of fresh chili. We guarantee will continue to supply full to the parent market and some markets in big cities. We have also collaborated with the Alfamidi network to help people get fresh chillies, "said Suhendar, Chairman of Gapoktan Mujagi Cianjur District who is also Secretary of the Indonesian Chili Champion Association.
 

"We appreciate the government's efforts to maintain supply stabilization and prices. As farmers, we honestly don't want to burden consumers. The important price in farmers and consumers can be stable ", close Suhendar.

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