Medan, CNN Indonesia —
Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) recorded that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) experienced inflation or increase price by 0.44 percent on a monthly basis in Kota Medan, North Sumatra in December 2021. The index rose from 105.46 to 105.92.
KF Distribution Statistics BPS Sumatra Province Dinar Butarbutar said inflation occurred due to rising prices of a number of commodities. Some examples, such as cayenne pepper, chicken eggs, and cooking oil.
“The main commodities contributing to inflation during December 2021 in Medan include cayenne pepper, tuna or ambu-ambu fish, broiled chicken eggs, cooking oil, purebred chicken, rice with side dishes, and fried chicken,” said Dinar, Tuesday (4/04). 1).
Dinar said inflation did not only occur in Medan, but all cities in North Sumatra. In detail, Sibolga is 0.17 percent, Pematangsiantar is 0.85 percent, Padangsidimpuan is 0.35 percent, and Gunung Sitoli is 0.62 percent.
“Thus, the combined five CPI cities in North Sumatra in December 2021 inflation of 0.46 percent,” said Dinar.
Furthermore, Dinar explained that there was an increase in prices from seven expenditure groups, namely the food, beverage and tobacco group by 1 percent, the clothing and footwear group by 0.25 percent, the housing, water, electricity, and household fuel groups by 0. 1 percent.
“Then the household equipment, equipment and routine maintenance group was 0.3 percent, the transportation group was 0.11 percent, the food and beverage supply group or restaurant was 0.68 percent, and the personal care and other service group was 0.21 percent. percent,” said Dinar.
On the other hand, the groups that experienced a decline in prices were the information, communication and financial services group by 0.07 percent and the recreation, sports and culture group by 0.03 percent. Then, the other two expenditure groups did not experience changes in the index, namely health and education.
“Of the 24 CPI cities on Sumatra Island, 22 cities recorded inflation. The highest inflation was in Pangkal Pinang at 1.27 percent with a CPI of 107.16 and the lowest in Pekanbaru at 0.07 percent with a CPI of 106.53 percent,” Dinar concluded. .
(fnr / aud)
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