Indonesia recorded month-on-month deflation of 0.45% in April

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JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia recorded deflation of 0.45 percent in the month of April of 0.45 percent from previous month (month-on-month), led by a decline in food  and transportation prices.

The Head of Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Suryamin said the deflation in April was largest deflaton recorded by the country since April 2000.

Suryamin said almost all daily goods such as rice, meat, fresh fish, processed fish, egg and spices declined in April.



The electricity basic tariff and fuel price also helped push down prices. At the same time, the transportation, communication and financial services prices also declined.

BPS recorded that food products declined by 0.94 percent in the month; housing, water electricity, gas and fuel prices fell by 0.13 percent; and transportation, communication and financial services which declined by 1.60 percent.

Meanwhile processed food, cigarette, beverage and tobacco rose 0.35 percent; clothing rose 0.22 percent; health increased 0.31 percent; and education, recreation and sport rose 0.03 percent. (*)

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Indonesia recorded month-on-month deflation of 0.45% in April



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