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Food prices are flying, today they are this high in Indonesia

Published Oct 17, 2023

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The prices of rice, sugar, and chilies in Indonesia are on an upward trend, according to the Head of the Central Statistics Agency. Sugar prices have increased in 338 districts/cities, rice prices have increased in 283 districts/cities, and cayenne pepper prices have increased in 259 districts/cities. However, there is a downward trend in rice prices, with medium rice falling by IDR 40 per kg and premium rice falling by IDR 10 per kg in the past week.
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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia - Plt. Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti warned that the prices of rice, sugar and chilies are on an upward trend. This, he said, was observed in districts/cities in Indonesia. According to Amalia, sugar prices have increased in 338 districts/cities in Indonesia, rice prices have increased in 283 districts/cities, and cayenne pepper has increased in 259 districts/cities. If you look at monitoring data on national average daily basic food prices at the retail trader level, the Food Agency Price Panel notes that today's rice price is still observed to be expensive. However, there is a downward trend. The price of medium rice today, Monday (16/10/2023, data accessed at 16.30 WIB), fell by IDR 40 to IDR 13,170 per kg and premium rice fell by IDR 10 to IDR 14,950 per kg. A week ago, October 9 2023, the price of rice was still recorded at IDR 13,230 for medium and premium rice at IDR 14,920 per kg, but it jumped to IDR ...
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