Indonesia inflation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia inflation


Inflation remains high in Indonesia despite forecast easing

Aug 03, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The consumer price index rose 7 26 percent year on year the same increase as the previous month

Indonesian vendors prepare vegetables at a traditional market in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 9, 2015. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Indonesian inflation accelerates on higher food prices

Jun 01, 2015 - 4:54 PM

It was the highest level since 8 36 in December

RICE PRICE. Food prices typically rise before Ramadan as people buy more food to give away to the less fortunate. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Indonesian inflation picks up in March

Apr 01, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Inflation picks up to 6 38 in March

RICE PRICE. The price of some rice variants rose by about 30% from the start of the year to March. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Indonesian inflation slows in February on lower fuel, food costs

Mar 02, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The collapse in global oil prices has fed through to lower inflation

SLOWING INFLATION. An Indonesian vendor waits for costumers in her shop for batik clothes at a market in Jakarta. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Indonesia inflation jumps to 8.36% after fuel price hike

Jan 02, 2015 - 3:02 PM

Transportation cost adjustments in December that pushed up food prices during the holiday season were the main reason for the higher than expected inflation

Indonesia's inflation rate jumped 8.6% and manufacturing activity sank the country's new president raised the price of fuel in Southeast Asia's top economy, data showed on January 2. Photo by Juni Kristianto/AFP

Indonesian inflation up, manufacturing hit after fuel price hike

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:43 PM

But Indonesia s trade balance swung to a small surplus of 20 million in October from a 270 million deficit the previous month as a fall in oil prices cut the country s import bills

PROTEST. Indonesian students lay down on the street during an anti-fuel price hike protest at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 November 2014. Photo by EPA

Indonesia holds rates ahead of fuel price hike

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Bank Indonesia keeps the rate at 7 50 for the 12th consecutive month in line with economists forecasts

LOOMING PRICE HIKE. Indonesian motorbike riders line up at a petrol station in Jakarta. The price of subsidized fuel is expected to go up soon. File photo by EPA

Indonesian inflation edges up as fuel price hike looms

Nov 03, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Economists say prices have gone up now because the market has anticipated the fuel price hike

PUMP PRICES. Motorbike riders line up at a Pertamina gas station in Jakarta to purchase subsidized fuel. File photo by EPA

Indonesia's August trade balance swings to deficit

Oct 01, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Indonesia was expected to book a trade surplus for a second consecutive month but instead it reported a 318 1 million deficit due to a surge in imports

LOCAL MANUFACTURING. PT ABC President Indonesia's bottled tea beverage manufacturing plant in the Kerawang industrial area in West Java province. File photo by AFP

Why SBY had good reason not to raise fuel prices

Sep 29, 2014 - 1:33 PM

To be clear fuel subsidies should be scrapped But President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had good reason to refuse Jokowi s request to start raising fuel prices now

SUBSIDY DILEMMA. A long queue of Indonesian motorists waiting to fill up their motorbikes with subsidized fuel at a gas station in Yogyakarta on August 27, 2014, caused by a policy to reduce the quota of subsidized fuel distributed daily. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Indonesia 'optimistic' on 7% growth by 2017

Sep 18, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Jokowi has pledged to raise GDP growth to 7 a year within 2 years but many economists consider the target ambitious

EMERGING ECONOMY. President-elect Joko Widodo has pledged to raise GDP growth to 7% a year within two years. Photo by Rappler

Indonesia trade picture brightens after Ramadan slump

Sep 01, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The trade surplus came in at 125 million compared to a deficit of around 290 million in June

BOOMING TRADE. Indonesian women buy clothes at a commercial center in Jakarta on August 4, 2014. Indonesia posted a slim trade surplus in July, bouncing back from a deficit the previous month. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Indonesian growth slowest since 2009 in second quarter

Aug 05, 2014 - 2:11 PM

The disappointing data underscores the tough task ahead for President elect Joko Widodo who assumes office in October

SLOWING GROWTH. Indonesia's economy grew 5.12% in the three months to the end of June, down from 5.2% expansion in the first quarter. File photo by AFP

Indonesia posts trade deficit due to Ramadan imports

Aug 04, 2014 - 3:49 PM

The deficit in Southeast Asia s top economy came in at 305 million compared to a slim surplus of 70 million the previous month

HOLIDAY SHOPPING.  Indonesians typically splash out on expensive food to break the fasting during Ramadan and on lavish clothes to wear to celebrate Eid.  File photo by EPA