Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia During Inspection of Basic Necessity Prices at Mungkid Market, Magelang Regency Central Java Province, January 29, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 29 Januari 2024
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Central Java Province, January 29, 2024

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Well, I haven’t visited any market in nearly two weeks so I was planning to check out a market in Magelang. And, nearly every commodity is reasonably priced; Bird’s eye chili is currently at Rp30,000, while shallots range from Rp20,000 to 22,000. There’s a slight increase in rice [price], but overall, other prices remain stable.

Journalist
All good, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Yes, the prices remain stable despite a slight increase in rice.

Journalist
What might cause the increase, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
The great harvest hasn’t taken place yet. Once we produce high yield during the great harvest, the prices are expected to decline.

(RIF/RAS/LW)

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