Jakarta (DetikFinance) – Indonesia’s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita admitted he was surprised at how the price of fresh beef had jumped dramatically in just a few years. In fact after rising, the beef price never seems to go down. “Talking about meat, it’s hard to believe the price used to be Rp 80,000 per kilogram in 2014. The price is expensive [now] because we were too late issuing licences and now the price is Rp 120,000 per kilogram,” said Enggar at the Trade Ministry in Jakarta on Monday (04/03/2017).
Some food prices edge down slightly in Jakarta markets – Liputan6 – 3 Apr 2017
Jakarta (Liputan6.com) – Beef trader Ian (30) from Jakarta in a different stall at West Jakarta’s Grogol market said the price of beef is still stable at Rp 120,000 per kilogram. The post-Lebaran holiday price has persisted from last year up till now. But yes, in the lead up to the fasting month [in May to June] the price of meat usually rises. But yeah, not as high as Rp 150,000 per kilogram. We’ll just see what happens,” Ian explained. The price of other foodstuffs such as domestic chicken eggs, said Yuyun (41) from East Java province’s Tulungagung, has slipped slightly to Rp 19,000 per kilogram. “The price is down a thousand rupiah from Rp 20,000 per kilogram two weeks ago,” she said. …