Reporter: Anna Suci Perwitasari | Editor: Anna Suci Perwitasari
KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Indonesia's annual inflation rate picked up pace in July as prices of some food and health products rose, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday.
The July consumer price index rose 1.52% on yearly basis, higher compared with 1.45% expected in a Reuters poll and a 10-month-low inflation rate of 1.33% in June.
Southeast Asia's biggest economy headline inflation has stayed below the central bank's target range of 2% to 4% since mid-2020, as domestic demand dropped amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual core inflation rate, which excludes government-controlled and volatile prices, eased slightly to 1.40% from 1.49% in June, and compared to a 1.38% forecast.