Dried unhulled, medium rice prices climb in June: statistics bureau

Dried unhulled, medium rice prices climb in June: statistics bureau

The Central Bureau of Statistics' Head Suharyanto. (ANTARA/Sella Panduarsa Gareta/bp)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Central Bureau of Statistics has reported a hike in the prices of dried unhulled rice and medium-quality rice in the mill in June 2019 as compared to those in the previous month.

"The price of dried unhulled rice at the farm level rose 4.50 percent, while the cost of medium rice in the mill rose 0.26 percent," the bureau's head Suharyanto informed the press here on Monday.

Suharyanto elaborated that in June 2019, the average price of unhulled rice during the harvest period at the farm level was recorded at Rp4,552.00 per kilogram (kg), up 4.50 percent, while at the grinding level, it reached Rp4,656 per kg, or increasing 4.72 percent, as compared to that of unhulled rice of the same quality in the previous month.

In the meantime, the average price of grinding unhulled rice at the farm level reached Rp5,246 per kg, a 1.43 percent increase, while at the milling level, the price was recorded at Rp5,361 per kg, or up 1.18 percent.

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The price of low-quality, unhulled rice at the farm level is Rp4,888 per kg, or up 4.12 percent, while at the grinding level, the price was recorded at Rp4,288 per kg, or up 4.11 percent.

However, in comparison with June 2018, the average price of unhulled rice in June 2019 at the farm level for all types of unhulled rice at the harvest time, grinding unhulled rice, and low-quality unhulled rice decreased by 2.12 percent, 2.14 percent, and 2.18 percent respectively.

Similarly at the milling level, the average price in June 2019 as compared to that in June 2018 for unhulled rice during the harvest period, grinding unhulled rice, and low-quality unhulled rice also reduced by 1.75 percent, 1.96 percent, and 1.82 percent respectively.

In June 2019, the average price of premium-quality rice in the mill reached Rp9,516 per kg, rising by 0.56 percent than that in the previous month. The average price of medium-quality rice in the mill is Rp9,166 per kg, up by 0.26 percent, whereas the average price of low-quality rice in the mill was recorded at Rp9,012 per kg, up by 0.65 percent.

In comparison with June 2018, the average price of premium-, medium-, and low-quality rice in the mill in June 2019 increased by 0.40 percent, 0.34 percent, and 0.79 percent respectively. Related news: 900 hectares of rice fields flooded in Penajam, E Kalimantan

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