Tanggal : 11/1/2016 10:42:42 PM
Sumber : TheJakartaPost
Penulis : Anton
Stable food prices were a major contributor to
maintaining October’s inflation rate at the relatively low level of 0.14
percent month-on-month (mom), the Central
Statistics Agency (BPS) revealed on Tuesday.
BPS data released on Tuesday suggested that processed
food prices increased by 0.24 percent mom for October, while raw food prices
saw deflation of 0.21 percent mom. BPS chief Suhariyanto said adequate food
stocks in October had kept the prices from skyrocketing.
In a year-on-year (yoy) comparison, October’s
inflation rate, which stood at 3.31 percent yoy, was also the lowest since
2009, Suhariyanto said.
“From October 2009 to 2015, yoy inflation levels
always stood above 4 percent,” he said.
With year-to-date (ytd) inflation from January to
October standing at 2.11 percent, the BPS is optimistic inflation will remain
under 4 percent by year-end.
BPS deputy head for distribution and service statistics
Sasmito Hadi Wibowo, meanwhile, expects the government’s newly launched policy
to set fuel prices in Papua and West Papua on par with those in Java, to also
help cushion inflation in the two provinces, which are among the country’s
underdeveloped regions. (hwa)