InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Bulk palm cooking oil is sold at the highest retail price (HRP) as what the government regulated, which is, at Rp 14.000/liter and Rp 15.500/kg. In many traditional markets, the sellers often packaged bulk palm cooking oil into one liter – plastic bottle.
As in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Minister of Trade, Zulkifli Hasan saw it when visiting and having dialogue with the people and sellers at Pasar Ciracas, Jakarta, Tuesday (5/7/2022).
He understood what the seller do is to deliver comfort for the buyers of bulk palm cooking oil. “I saw that many sellers packaged bulk palm cooking oil into plastic bottle but they sold it at Rp 14.000/liter still," he said.
Minister Zulkifli continued, it would not be happening again because the government is preparing simple packaged bulk palm cooking oil which is at HRP, Rp 14.000/liter. The brand is "Minyakita" which would be in one liter simple packaged and launched on Wednesday (6/7/2022).
"Minyakita would be distributed tomorrow. It was launched and Insya Allah, it would be in one liter - simple packaged at Rp 14.000/liter," he said.
In the shot, he also claimed, bulk palm cooking oil was sold at HRP which could be the real evidence of what he worked hard for the past two weeks. He believed bulk palm cooking oil is available in the markets based on HRP.
“I am here today to confirm that bulk palm cooking oil is available to the people in many markets based on HRP at Rp14.000/liter maximally. After having dialogue with the sellers and the buyers, he was happy because not more than a month, the situation in Java and Bali is good enough,” Zulkifli told.
For information, based on the daily monitoring in Sistem Pemantauan Pasar Kebutuhan Pokok (SP2KP) of Ministry of Trade in 216 markets in Indonesia, bulk palm cooking oil price in Java and Bali is sold at HRP in the average.
Per 1 July 2022, it was at Rp 13.900/liter, got cheaper 11 percent compared to last month. "It is sold by 15.375 retailers as the government’s partners in 241 districts/cities in 25 provinces," he said. Not only bulk palm cooking oil Minister Zulkifli also wanted to know other daily needs price but in general there were stable and available. (T5)