The price is expensive in Papua, Apindo: “we did not take much profit”

Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita visit some market and basic goods retail in Jayapura – Jubi/ Sindung Sukoco.

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo), Hariyadi B Sukamdani admitted that as an organization consisting of producers of goods, Apindo does not take much profit associated with expensive goods in Papua.

“Most of Apindo’s members are producers, the price problem of these goods is in the intermediary traders and logistics costs, we expect a Ministry of Trade policy will intervene to control the price and inflation,” he said in Jayapura on Sunday (May 14).

Apindo said the increase price of goods and its fluctuation is insignificantly related to producer side.

He pointed out the problem of cement that cost quite extraordinary in Papua, especially in the mountains, that ranging million rupiah. “For this problem, we need an investigation of where is source of the hike. From our producer members the price is fixed,” he said.

The logistics transportation cost is considered contribute to the extremely expensive price

Previously, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita went straight to the people’s market and a modern retail store in Jayapura to ensure the highest adoption of the retail price (HET) in Papua.(*)