Towards the end of the Ramadan month - just ahead of the start of Idul Fitri -, Indonesians living in the major cities tend to visit their places of origin for a number of days. Jakarta, for example, becomes a 'ghost city' during Lebaran as millions of people leave the city. As a result, consumption shifts to the regions.

During Ramadan Indonesian business life will continue as normal although productivity declines as people fast, but from 28 July to 1 August 2014 Indonesian financial markets will be closed for one week.

Prices are expected to increase between 1 and 3.5 percent during the Ramadan.