BPS: Increasing Grain Prices Need to Be Cautious

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, September 05 2018 - 04:30 IWST

Panen Padi (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Panen Padi (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Suhariyanto said the relevant parties need to be aware of the increase in the price of dry unhulled rice at the farmer level in August 2018.

In a press conference in Jakarta, Monday (3/9/2018) Suhariyanto explained that the increase in the price of dried rice harvest showed that the stock or harvest in the area began to decrease.

Suhariyanto explained that according to BPS records there was an increase in grain prices in Lampung by 7 percent, Central Java 8.7 percent, and Banten 14.09 percent.

"So, this stock indicates that the harvest is indeed reduced in various production areas," he said.

BPS noted that the average price of harvested dry grain (GKP) at the farm level was Rp. 4,774 per kilogram in August 2018 or up 3.05 percent compared to the previous month.

On the contrary, continued Suhariyanto, the price of rice in milling generally shows a decline. The average price of medium-quality rice in mills is Rp. 9,172 per kilogram or down by 0.28 percent (August 2018 to July 2018).

"We actually have tracked this. It could happen that when it was milled there was an old stock. So the dry grain harvest did not immediately enter the mill at the time, there was a different time lag between regions," he said.

News Comment

Today's Industry

NORD-DuoDrive.jpg: The innovative and patented DuoDrive geared motor reaches outstanding system efficiency Image: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 14:00 WIB

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS at LogiMAT in Stuttgart From 31st May to 2nd June 2022 NORD will present innovative drive solutions for intralogistics

The specialist LogiMAT exhibition in Stuttgart offers as comprehensive overview of the intralogistics and process management market. As one of the market leaders for drive technology, NORD presents…

President Jokowi attends the meeting between ASEAN leaders and American entrepreneurs at Intercontinental the Willard Hotel, Washington DC, Thursday (05/12). Photo by: Laily Rachev

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 13:00 WIB

President Jokowi Invites US CEOs to Boost Cooperation with Indonesia

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has invited company CEOs in the United States to boost cooperation with ASEAN countries, particularly Indonesia.

President Jokowi, President Biden, and ASEAN Leaders on a group photo prior to the dinner, at the White House, Washington D.C., Thursday (05/12)

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 12:28 WIB

President Jokowi, ASEAN Leaders Attend Dinner Hosted by US President

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (05/12) attended a dinner with the leaders of ASEAN countries hosted by President of the United States Joe Biden at the White House, Washington D.C.

(Photo: © 2022 KRAIBURG TPE)

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 11:23 WIB

TPE unleashes benefits for pet accessories

The pet care market is rapidly expanding as pet ownership increases, as does spending on pet food, grooming tools, and accessories. Pet owners are significantly concerned about the prevalence…

Sergey Sedov, Founder and CEO of Robocash Group

Jumat, 13 Mei 2022 - 16:15 WIB

Robocash Group reached 2 BN USD of disbursement and issued audited financial report of 2021

Robocash Group publishes the audited combined financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2021. The Group reached an all-time high 2 BN USD of issued financing and is expected to increase…