Jakarta, InfoPublik – Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) released the December 2017 consumer price index with inflation of 0.71 percent. Inflation occured at all of 82 Consumer Price Index (CPI) cities, with the highest in Jayapura at 2.28 percent and the lowest in Sorong at 0.18 percent.

BPS Head Suhariyanto said that the inflation was due to the price increase of all of the expenditure groups, the largest increase onthe category of foodstuffs by 2.26 percent. There was also an increase in the groups of prepared food, beverages, cigarette and tobacco by 0.30 percent.

"On the groups of housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel by 0.17 percent, clothing by 0.13 percent, health by 0.18 percent, education, recreation and sports by 0.07 percent, and transport, communications, and financial services by 0.75 percent," said Suhariyanto, Tuesday (1/2).

The three major commodities that contribute to inflation are electricity tariffs by 0.81 percent, vehicle registration (STNK) renewal costs by 0.24 percent, and fresh fish by 0.20 percent. For the calendar year inflation rate (January-December) 2017 and year-on-year inflation rate (December 2017 to December 2016) by 3.61 percent each. (Translator: Wilda Stiana)