Jakarta: The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) stated Wednesday that the annual consumer prices index stood at 3.13 percent in 2018.
"It was still below the inflation target," BPS chairman Suhariyanto told a press conference this morning.
"Core inflation was 3.17 percent last year," he said.
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Based on groups of spending, foodstuffs recorded a year-on-year inflation of 3.41 percent. In the meantime, processed foods, beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco recorded a year-on-year inflation of 3.91 percent.
In addition, housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel recorded a year-on-year inflation of 2.43 percent. On the other hand, transportation, communication and financial services recorded a year-on-year inflation of 3.16 percent.
"We hope prices will remain stable this year. We hope inflation will stay below the target," he said.