Prices of various kinds of commodities in June 2010, in general, showed in increase. Based on observation of Central Board of Statistics (BPS) in 66 cities in June 2010, inflation reached 0.97% or there was an increase of Consumer Price Index (IHK) from 118.71 in May 2010 to 119.86 in June 2010. Calendar-year inflation (January-June) 2010 reached 2.42% and year-on-year inflation (June 2010 from June 2009) reached 5.05%.
Inflation happened due to increase of prices as shown by increase of indices of food by 3.20%; ready-to-eat food, drinks, cigarettes, and tobacco by 0.41%; housing, water, electricity, gas, and fuel by 0.23%; clothing by 0.93%; health by 0.06%; educations, recreations, and sports by 0.06%; and transportations, communications, and financial services by 0.15%.
Commodities which prices increased in June 2010 were, amongst others: red chili, rice, purebred chicken meat, read onion, red pungent chili, gold jewelry, air transportations, purebred chicken eggs, rice and side dishes; fuel for household uses, string beans, kangkung (a kind of vegetable growing in water), potatoes, white cabbages, green chili, darker colored mustard greens, carrots, oranges, rice porridge, clove cigarettes, filter clove cigarettes, tariff of house rent, wages of non-supervisor construction workers, and tariff of drinking water supplied by drinking water company or PAM. While, commodities which prices decreased were: refined sugar, gasoline, and fresh fish.
Groups of commodities that gave contribution to inflation in June 2010 included: food 0.73%; ready-to-eat food, drinks, cigarettes, and tobacco 0.08%; housing, water, electricity, gas, and fuel 0.05%; clothing 0.07%; educations, recreations, and sports 0.01%; and transportations, communications, and financial services 0.03%. While, health category in June 2010 was relatively stable.