Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Suryamin explained, rice prices in September rose 2.04 percent compared to the previous month (mtm). The rice price increase contributed to the September inflation of 0.08 percent.
The government guarantees the stock of rice in this country during the next few months enough for public consumption needs.
"We have a supply of rice in Bulog warehouses as much as 1.7 million tons," the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security Budi Gardjita while visiting Baduy community in Lebak, Banten.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported a rise in grain prices both at farm level and degree of milling. The increase in grain prices will have an impact on the rice price increase next month.