TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded that the inflation rate on May 2015 had reached 0.5 percent due to increasing price of food commodities. The number was the highest year-on-year inflation ever recorded in the past seven years.
"The highest inflation value on May was in 2008, reaching 1.41 percent. This year, the main contributor of the inflation is food products," said Head of BPS Suryamin in Jakarta.
Several food commodities that contributed to the inflation rate include chili, chicken, egg, onion, garlic, and fish.
Meanwhile, out of 82 cities included in the consumer price index (IHK), 81 cities were recorded to experience inflation. The highest inflation was recorded in Palu with 2.24 percent, and the lowest was recorded at Singkawang with 0.03 percent. The only city that recorded a deflation was Pangkal Pinang with a 0.61 percent deflation rate.