Gov’t Ensures Rice Stocks, Food Supply During Ramadan Until Eid Day
Rice stock and food supplies are sufficient during this year’s fasting month Ramadan and Eid el Fitr, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto has ensured.
“Other commodities such as corn and shallots are also available,” the Minister said during a press statement after a limited meeting through a video conference, Tuesday (21/4).
According to Airlangga, the Government has given the green light to import garlic and sugar in sufficient quantities ahead of Eid Day, adding that prices of a number of commodities also remain stable.
“Price of medium rice is still around Rp12,000 per kg and price of premium rice is Rp12,750 in wet markets across the provinces. Sugar price is Rp18,400 per kg and in modern retail market it is around Rp12,500 per kg,” he said.
Airlangga further said beef price has previously been as low as Rp117,800 per kg, while bird’s eye chili is Rp39,600 per kg, red chili is Rp31,200 per kg, shallot is Rp43,750 per kg, and garlic is Rp41,500 per kg.
“Bulk cooking oil price also has dropped to Rp12,450 per kg, while price of packaged cooking oil has also dropped to Rp14,700 per kg,” the Minister said.
Inflation rate, according to the Coordinating Minister, is mainly caused by the rising price of sugar at 0.02%, the rising price of chicken eggs at 0.03%, and the rising price of shallots at 0.01%. (FID/EN)
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas