Agricom.id, BOGOR – Though it is in pandemic, the people’s economy gets beter. At least, it was shown from the trade activity in pasar Citeureup 2 and pasar Cibinong, District of Bogor, West Java Province. The trade ran since in the early to the midday.
“We could see that the trade happens and tends to increase, namely in food trade,” Head of Distribution Center and Food Access, Badan Ketahanan Pangan (BKP), Ministry of Agriculture, Risfaheri said when seeing the food stocks and price with Head of Distribution, Dinas Ketahanan Pangan District of Bogor, Friday (30/04/2021).
"Though the demands were increasing, the price was relatively stable and in control,” he said, as in the official statement to Agricom.id.
The hen meat and cooking oil were a little bit more expensive but in normal about 10% than they were.
“The rice, chili, onion, garlic, egg, sugar were relatively stable. The buyers or sellers did not complain. Medium rice, for instance, was about Rp 8.600/kg and premium rice was about Rp 10.500/kg. Everything was less than highest retail price (HRP) and there were plenty of stocks,” he said.
This was the same with what Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo (SYL) told, the people should fulfill their food.
Head of BKP, Agung Hendriadi told, his side would always monitor the food stock and price.
“We would always coordinate and ask for the local Dinas Ketahanan Pangan to maintain the stock and make the stable food price,” he said.
“If the price gets more expensive, we would ask for the regional government to do intervention to be stable again,” he said.
One rice seller in Pasar Citereup 2, H. Ade said that in the fasting days and heading to Idul Fitri, the rice is relatively stable and the stocks are enough. But he also told that it could be more expensive after Idul Fitri.
“I could sell about 3 to 5 quintals per day. The rice is in good quality,” he said.
He also told that heading to Idul Fitri, the sellers multiply their stocks from Karawang and Indramayu.
"This is about to anticipate the decreasing stocks and could make more expensive,” he who has been tens of years selling rice, told.
Some commodities which get more expensive, were, hen meat about Rp 38.000/kg (reference selling price/RSP Rp 35.000/kg), sugar Rp 13.000 - 14.000/kg (HRP Rp 12.500/kg), cooking oil Rp 13.000 - 14.000/kg, and cow meat Rp 120.000/kg which normally was Rp 110.000/kg.
Garlic was Rp 28.000/kg and onion was Rp 28.000 – Rp 30.000 less than RSP about Rp 32.000/kg), egg was Rp 23.000/kg (RSP Rp 24.000/kg), curly red chili was Rp 30.000/kg, and red cayenne pepper was Rp 50.000 - 60.000/kg.
The main and strategic foods are in control but the meat, as the sellers told, got cheaper, namely from the slaughter houses in Cibinong.
“Cow meat in fasting days is relatively stable about Rp 120.000 - 135.000/kg for the best quality. But from the slaughter houses, it was expensive about Rp 110.000/kg and also the increasing demands,” Endang, one cow meat seller in Pasar Citereup 2 said.
The sellers hoped that the government could do strategic ways to increase the supply because the demands get more. The sellers in Pasar Cibinong did too.
Knowing this, Dinas Ketahanan Pangan District of Bogor coordinated with Badan Ketahanan Pangan Ministry of Agriculture to provide frozen cow meat and hen meat, and also others strategic foods by making gelar pangan murah in the circumstances to help the people. (A2)