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Ahead of Ramadan, rice prices skyrocket, gov’t plans to import again –

Report by journalist Endrapta Pramudhiaz

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – Price rice all types experience an increase for Ramadan 2023.

Citing data from the Ministry of Commerce Market and Basic Needs Monitoring System (SP2KP Ministry of Commerce) on Sunday (3/19/2023), rice medium rose 0.85 percent to Rp 11,900 per kilogram.

Meanwhile, premium rice rose 0.74 percent to Rs 13,700 per kilogram.

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Meanwhile, data from the National Center for Food Price Strategic Information (PIHPS) also recorded price increases for various types. rice.

Lower quality II rice saw a price increase of Rs 50. Now, the kilogram is priced at Rs 11,750. For lower grade I, it is stable at IDR 12,100 per kilogram.

Price rice Medium quality compact rose. Medium I rose Rp 100, to Rp 13,300 per kilogram. Then the medium II has a similar increase, at IDR 13,150 per kilogram.

So price rice Super I quality also experienced an increase. After an increase of IDR 50, now the price is IDR 14,700 per kilogram. It is different from the Super II which has a higher magnification which is Rs 100. Currently, the price is Rs 14,200 per kilogram.

Plans to import rice again

For information, quoted from, the government has again opened up options to do so. matter rice of 500,000 tons. The reason is to maintain stock availability and price stability. rice in the market.

This was announced by the Minister of Commerce Zulkifli Hasan (Zulhas) in a working meeting with the DPR Commission VI at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta on Wednesday (3/15/2023).

According to Zulhas, it is currently in stock. rice Of blog about 300,000 tons.

“This rice, yesterday led by the president, when it is needed we can re-enter (import) 500,000 tons, because the stocks blog there were 1.2 million, now if I’m not mistaken there are only 300,000 left,” said Zulkifli.

He said the government had no other option to maintain availability. rice apart from doing matter rice.

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