News - 05 February 2018

Jakarta records 0.43 percent inflation rate in January

A worker carries a sack of rice in a warehouse at a Cipinang wholesaler rice market in East Jakarta on Jan. 19. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

The Jakarta Central Statistics Agency (BPS Jakarta) announced on Thursday that it had recorded a 0.43 percent inflation rate in Jakarta in January, compared to 0.65 percent in December, 2017.

Meanwhile, the year-on-year inflation rate was recorded at 3.14 percent, said BPS Jakarta head Thoman Pardosi in Jakarta on Thursday.

From the seven expenditure groups that were monitored, the biggest three contributors to the inflation rate were food commodities (2.28 percent), clothing (0.49 percent) and cooked food and beverages (0.4 percent).

From the 461 items that were monitored, rice was the largest contributor to the inflation rate with 0.178 percent, followed by chicken meat (0.06 percent) and maid salaries (0.04 percent).

Meanwhile, the inflation rates of neighboring cities were recorded at 0.94 percent in Bekasi,  0.68 percent in Depok, 0.67 percent in Bogor and 0.04 percent in Tangerang City.

Among the 82 cities monitored by the BPS, 79 posted inflation rates with Jakarta in 60th position. (nmn/bbn)

The Jakarta Post