In April, consumer prices rose 0.21% over the previous month, which was above the 0.07% increase tallied in March. The reading reflected higher prices for prepared food, beverages and tobacco as well as for housing. As a result, annual inflation rose to the highest level since September 2011, accelerating from 4.0% in March to 4.5% in April, which was in line with market expectations. Annual average inflation, however, inched down from 4.6% in March to 4.5% in April. The Central Bank has an inflation target of 4.5%
Inflation rises to the highest level in seven months
May 1, 2012
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Indonesia Inflation Chart
Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Statistics Indonesia (BPS) and FocusEconomics calculations.
Indonesia Economic News
October 20, 2016
At its 19–20 October monetary policy meeting, Bank Indonesia decided to cut the BI seven-day Reverse Repo rate (BI seven-day RR rate) from 5.00% to 4.75%.
October 17, 2016
Indonesia’s trade surplus rose in September to a 14-month high as imports deteriorated.
October 12, 2016
Retail sales in August expanded 14.4% over the same month last year, according to Bank Indonesia’s Retail Sales Survey (RSS).
October 3, 2016
In September, consumer prices increased 0.22% from the previous month, which contrasted the 0.02% fall recorded in August.
October 3, 2016
The manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose from 50.4 in August to 50.9 in September, according to a release provided by Nikkei and IHS Markit.