In September Indonesia’s consumer price index (CPI) deflated by 0.27 percent month-to-month (m/m), particularly due to a decline in food commodity prices. This is good news as we had detected some potential threats to Indonesia’s inflation rate in the August 2019 edition of out monthly report. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s core inflation has remained stable, signaling that deflation is not caused by weakening purchasing power.
In fact, Suhariyanto, Head of Statistics Indonesia (BPS) that always releases the country’s consumer price data at the start of the month, said Indonesians’ purchasing power remains firm. He added that while Indonesian inflation is under control, there is the need to remain cautious ahead of the holiday period around the turn of the year (specifically Christmas and New Year celebrations).
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