Jakarta, Armfalcon.com —
Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) noted Tual, Maluku became a city in Indonesia with inflation the highest annual rate in March 2023. Last month, Tual’s inflation hit 7.49 percent. As a comparison, national inflation is 4.97 percent.
This was conveyed by the Deputy for Statistics Distribution and Services BPS Pudji Ismartini. He said on an annual basis, all 90 cities of the consumer price index (CPI) experienced inflation.
In detail, 26 cities experienced lower annual inflation than national inflation. Meanwhile, 64 other cities experienced annual inflation that was higher than national inflation.
“In March 2023 the highest annual inflation occurred in Tual City with commodities contributing to inflation, including air freight rates (1.80 percent), gasoline (0.62 percent), fresh fish (0.62 percent), rice with side dishes (0. .55 percent), filter clove cigarettes (0.45 percent), rice (0.40 percent), and housing contracts (0.22 percent),” he said in a press conference, Monday (3/4).
If dissected per region, inflation is the highest year on year (yoy) in Sumatra it occurred in Tanjung Pandan by 6.71 percent, in Java there was Jember with 6.48 percent, in Kalimantan there was Kotabaru 7.40 percent, in Sulawesi led by Kotamobagu 6.95 percent, and Bali-Nusra there was Kupang 6.84 percent.
Meanwhile, BPS recorded monthly inflation in March 2023 touching 0.18 percent. Kupang is the city with the highest inflation month to month (mtm).
“In March 2023, the highest monthly inflation occurred in the city of Kupang with commodities contributing to inflation in air freight rates (0.55 percent), house contracts (0.14 percent), rice (0.14 percent), pork (0.11 percent). ), kale (0.10 percent), and red chili (0.07 percent),” said Pudji.
The following details the cities with the highest inflation mtm in March 2023:
Sumatra: Tanjung Pandan 0.70 percent
Java: Sumenep 0.67 percent
Bali-Nusra: Kupang 1.30 percent
Kalimantan: Tanjung 0.93 percent
Sulawesi: Pare-pare and Luwuk 0.88 percent
Maluku-Papua: Sorong 0.92 percent