January 04, 2010 |
|The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reveals inflation for 2009 probably won't reach more than 3%, thanks to staple goods supply and distribution security. |
Rusman Heriawan, Head of BPS, explained such a prediction for low inflation was also triggered by the fact that prices in December 2009 were relatively normal despite the momentum of Christmas and New Year.
"Inflation for December is very friendly. Inflation is indeed existed, but it is not as worse as we expected. Therefore, it is nearly sure that inflation for 2009 will be less than 3%," he informed Bisnis yesterday.
Inflation in December, added Rusman, probably would only reach 0.5%, thanks t deflation in food category.
Although rice prices increased by 2%, prices of other staple goods instead declined, so that the rice price hikes didn't significantly impact inflation in December. BPS will announce December inflation today.
In general, low inflation in 2009 was attributable to high consumer confidence in staple goods availability and good distribution.
"It is not true that the people's purchasing power declined as their consumption in 2009 instead jumped by nearly 5%."
An economist at Danareksa Research Institute Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa estimated inflation in December would reach 0.26 %, leading to year-on-year December 2009 inflation of 2.72%. According to him, food prices were still relatively under control, so that the seasonal impact of Christmas and New Year had been buffered.
In the meantime, the Coordinating Investment Board (BKPM) recorded investment realization in Indonesia last year reached IDR135 trillion, thanks to increased foreign and domestic capital investments in the last two months of 2009.
Head of BKPM Gita Wirjawan disclosed foreign and domestic capital investments soared during November-Desember 2009.
As of the end of October 2009, there were 223 investment projects (permanent business permit/ IUT) realized by domestic capital investments worth IDR33.7 trillion and 1,108 foreign capital investment projects realized worth US$10.4 billion. At the end of December, a total 225 domestic capital investment projects and 1,110 foreign capital investment projects realized with a total investment value of IDR135 trillion.
"In 2009, the amount of investment realized reached IDR135 trillion, thanks to increased domestic and foreign capital investments during November-December 2009."
For 2010, added Gita, BKPM fixed investment growth at 17.5%, with domestic capital and foreign capital investments reaching IDR35.28 trillion and IDR123 trillion, respectively. "Investment will increase by 15% from 2008."
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