Jakarta: The number of train passengers stood at 6,810,407 during the 2019 Eid al-Fitr holiday season, rising by 9.13 percent compared to the previous Lebaran holiday season.
"From May 26 until June 16, the total number of train passengers was 6,810,407," Indonesian Railway (KAI) president director Edi Sukmoro told reporters on Tuesday.
"We operated 356 regular trains and 60 additional trains this season," he remarked.
Inflation in May 2019, which coincided with the holy fasting month of Ramadan and the approach to Eid-al-Fitr, remained under control. Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation increased from 0.44 percent month-to-month (mtm) in April 2019 to 0.68 percent (mtm) in May 2019. As of May 2019, CPI inflation stood at 1.48 percent year-to-date (ytd) or 3.32% year-on-year (yoy) annually.
CPI inflation was edged up in May 2019 by inflationary pressures on volatile foods during Ramadan and the approach to Eid-ul-Fitr. Volatile foods (VF) recorded 2.18 percent (mtm) inflation in May 2019, up from 1.59 percent (mtm) the month earlier. Inflationary pressures on volatile foods stemmed primarily from red chillies, purebred chicken meat, garlic, fresh and preserved fish, purebred chicken eggs, bird’s eye chillies, fruit and vegetables. Annually, VF inflation stood at 4.08 percent (yoy) in the reporting period, increasing from 2.05 percent (yoy) the month earlier.
Following seasonal trends, inflationary pressures on administered prices have also intensified. Administered prices (AP) recorded 0.48 percent (mtm) inflation in May 2019, up from 0.16 percent (mtm) the month earlier. AP inflation originated from intercity fares, airfares, railway fares, filtered clove cigarette prices and parking charges. Annually, AP inflation increased from 3.17 percent (yoy) in April 2019 to 3.38 percent (yoy) in May 2019.