Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Central Statistic Agency (BPS) has reported that the inflation rate in January 2014, which reached 1.07 percent, was affected by the hampered food distribution caused by bad weather.

Head of BPS Suryamin stated here on Monday that the 1.07 percent inflation rate in January has also affected the year-on-year (yoy) inflation, which reached 8.22 percent as well as the inflation flow during January to December 2014, which is still at 1.07 percent.

BPS also noted that the component of core inflation in January 2014 was recorded at 0.56 percent, while the yoy reached 4.53 percent.

While the core inflation flow in January 2014 was 0.34 percent, the price fixed by the government contributed 0.2 percent and the volatile price, 0.53 percent.

"Inflation in January 2014 that reached 1.07 percent was considered relatively high as compared to inflation in January during the last five years," stated Suryamin.

In January 2013, BPS noted, the inflation rate was 1.03 percent, 0.76 percent in 2012, 0.89 percent in 2011, 0.84 percent in 2010, and in 2009, Indonesia had deflation of 0.07 percent.

The highest factor which contributed to inflation in January 2014 was groceries (0.56 percent), followed by housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel (0.25 percent).

However, food, beverage, tobacco and cigarette contributed to 0.12 percent, followed by transportation, communication and financial services at 0.04 percent.

The clothing sector contributed 0.04 percent, health sector 0.03 percent and education, recreation and sports contributed 0.03 percent.

Regionally, from the 82 cities in the Consumers Price Index (IHK), 78 cities were inflated and 4 cities were deflated.

The highest inflation was in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Province, with 3.79 percent, while the lowest was in Pontianak, West Kalimantan Province, with 0.04 percent. The highest deflation was 0.17 percent, in Sorong, Papua Province.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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