Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia After Inspecting the Sukaramai Market, Medan, North Sumatra Province, August 19, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Agustus 2023
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Yes, I just wanted to monitor the prices of staple food. The prices were very good and cheap, such as shallots at Rp24,000, then I asked about a kilo of eggs, which is also very cheap at Rp22,000-Rp27,000.

And what makes me also pleased is that there are also mobile markets, mobile cheap markets, which I think can reduce prices of rice, oil, and sugar. This is such a good program in order to lower inflation rate in the city or in the province.

Reporter:

The impact of El Nino is not yet visible, is it?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

So far, we have not seen it yet, but we have to anticipate everything. This year’s imports must be increased for our strategic reserve to prevent price fluctuations from increasing drastically.

(RY/MUR)

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