Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after the Inspection of People’s Market in Tempurejo Village, Tempuran District, Magelang Regency, Central Java Province, March 30, 2022
How was it, Sir, after inspecting the market?
President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
I just inspected two markets, in Purworejo and currently in Magelang, mainly for (ensuring the availability of) cooking oil. The price of (cooking oil) in packaging is an average of Rp24,000. There is bulk cooking oil, but the stock is limited. I saw that there were only about two liters left with the price of Rp15,500. It still has not reached the desired price at Rp14,000. I think the prices of other (staples) are still normal.
Do you want to check the availability of staple food in anticipation of Ramadan, Sir?
President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Yes. We want to check, especially ahead of Ramadan. Second, we also want to check related to cooking oil. I think the stock is sufficient, but the most important thing is not to let the price rise too high, just as usually happen ahead of Eid. I thank you.