High rainfall due to a peak in the rainy season (an annual phenomenon in the first month of the year) have resulted in at least 28 casualties (due to landslides, electrocution or drowning), tens of thousands of displaced people, and disrupted distribution systems in various locations across Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Indonesia's government agreed to increase industry's electricity tariffs up to 64.7 percent (which will be implemented in May 2014), while at the start of the month the price of LPG was raised by 18 percent to IDR 6,850 per kilo (USD $0.57).

On a historical basis, Indonesia's monthly inflation rate in January is in the range of 0.8 to 1.0 percent. On 3 February 2014, Statistics Indonesia will release January's official inflation data.

2013    Inflation
January      1.03%
February      0.75%
March      0.63%
April     -0.10%
May     -0.03%
June      1.03%
July      3.29%
August      1.12%
September     -0.35%
October      0.09%
November      0.12%
December      0.55%
Total      8.38%
    2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013
(annual percent change)
   9.8    4.8    5.1    5.4    4.3    8.4

Source: Statistics Indonesia

Further Reading:

Indonesia Plagued by Flooding; Impact on January Inflation Still Uncertain
Indonesia's High Rainfall Can Lead to Inflationary Pressures in January
Low Indonesian Inflation Rate Expected to Continue into January 2014
Analysis of Inflation in Indonesia