Indonesia Inflation


Indonesia: Inflation moderates in April

May 1, 2013

In April, consumer prices fell 0.10% over the previous month, which contrasted the 0.63% increase tallied in March. The reading was mainly influenced by lower prices for food as well as for clothing.

As a result of the monthly price decline, annual inflation decelerated from 5.9% in March to 5.6% in April, which was slightly below market expectations of 5.7%. That said, annual average inflation inched up from 4.7% in March to 4.8% in April.

Meanwhile, the core inflation index, which excludes volatile items such as food and administered prices, increased 0.14% over the previous month, whereas annual core inflation inched down to 4.1% in April.

The Central Bank has an inflation target of 4.5% plus/minus 1.0 percentage points for 2013 and 2014. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panellists anticipate inflation will remain within the tolerance margin and average 5.5% in 2013, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month's forecast. For 2014, panellists see inflation at 5.1%.


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Indonesia Inflation April 2013

Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Statistics Indonesia (BPS) and FocusEconomics calculations.

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