Special Criminal Investigation Director Sr. Comr. Rizal Irawan said prices were relatively under control. That is because the stock from distributors are distributed to traders is also abundant.
"All food prices are stable and some tend to fall like vegetables, chillies to garlic and shallots," Rizal said in Banjarmasin on Tuesday.
Currently entering the onion harvest period in West Nusa Tenggara, so that the stock increases and the price is around Rp35 thousand from the previous Rp40 thousand. Garlic also dropped from Rp60,000 per kg, now only around Rp36,000.
Sugar price was observed to increase in the range of Rp13 thousand to Rp14 thousand, while the HET is Rp12,500.
"However, this increase is still normal and does not cause turmoil in the community. Naturally the economic law when the demand for sugar is high during Ramadan," he explained to the Antara News Agency.
While other food commodities such as chicken, bulk cooking oil and simple packaged cooking oil, premium and medium rice and beef, Rizal ensured the price was stable below the HET.
"The broiler chicken has a reference price of Rp35 thousand, bulk cooking oil Rp10,500, simple packaged cooking oil Rp11,000, premium rice Rp13,300, medium rice Rp9,950 and the best quality beef Rp125 thousand to Rp130 thousand," Rizal said.
The Food Task Force Team in the field was commanded by Head of Sub Directorate I of Indagsi Ditreskrimsus Adj Se comr (AKBP) H. Suyitno Ardhi continued to monitor stock and prices in both traditional markets and modern retail, especially in the Ramadhan month which saw an increase in community needs.