September 13, 2022, 06.48 PM

Cities, provinces with high inflation rates

The 10 districts and cities with the high inflation rates are Luwuk at 7.8 percent; Jambi, 7.8 percent; Kotabaru, 7.5 percent; Sampit, 7.5 percent; Tanjung Selor, 7.4 percent; Jayapura, 7.4 percent; Sintang, 7.4 percent; Bungo, 7.2 percent; Padang, 7.1 percent; and Sibolga, 6.9 percent.

“Five out of the 10 provinces, be careful. Please observe them thoroughly. These five provinces are on Sumatra island,” Jokowi added.

Meanwhile, the provinces with the high inflation are Jambi, at 7.7 percent; West Sumatra, 7.1 percent; Central Kalimantan, 6.9 percent; Maluku, 6.7 percent; Papua, 6.5 percent; Bali, 6.4 percent; Central Sulawesi, 6.2 percent; West Nusa Tenggara, 5.9 percent; Riau, 5.9 percent; and South Kalimantan, 5.8 percent.

Also read: Indonesia Records Inflation at 1.68 Percent in 2020

“Once again, be cautious. If it is not intervened, then there will be an increase in poverty,” the head of state said, adding that the inflation rate is influenced by the increase in food prices.

“We should know the consequences of inflation, especially those related to food prices. The contribution of food prices to poverty is 74 percent. Once food prices rise, it means that poverty (rate) in a region will also increase,” he explained.

To this end, the President called on all regional heads in provinces, districts, and cities throughout the country to be aware of their food supply chains.

He also called to continue to increase the realization of the regional budget (APBD) since it still reached 47 percent as of September 2022.

Source: State News Antara

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