Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan traders said they are anticipating the government’s move to raise fuel prices, expected on November 1 by passing the costs to customers.
Santi, who sells chicken at Gurabesi traditional market, said she is ready to raise her prices to make up for expected higher costs resulting from the fuel price hike.
“Today I sell the chicken meat Rp 45,000 per chicken, but we will adjust it based on the producer’s price,” she told Jubi on Sunday noon (26/10).
Mada, who sells fried egg and sweet pancake at Waena admitted he would also hike prices.
“Of course, prices will be different later because they will be adjusted with the increase of basic ingredients’ cost when the fuel price is increased,” he said.
Sukardi, a gorengan (assorted fritters) seller in Abepura said he might keep old prices but later admitted he will raise it if other gorengan sellers around him did it. “It’s difficult to avoid, but I will raise my product’s prices if everyone else does,” he said. (Sindung Sukoco/rom)