* July CPI up 0.67 pct m/m, below forecast of 0.87 pct
* July CPI up 4.61 pct y/y, below forecast of 4.81 pct
* July core CPI up 4.55 pct y/y, below forecast of 4.70 pct
JAKARTA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Indonesia's July consumer price index from the country's statistics bureau.
KEY DATA: CPI (y/y pct change) (m/m pct
change) July 4.61 July 0.67 June 5.54 June 0.55 May 5.98 May 0.12 April 6.16 April -0.31 March 6.65 March -0.32 Feb 6.84 Feb 0.13 Jan 7.02 Jan 0.89 Dec 6.96 Dec 0.92 Nov 6.33 Nov 0.60 Oct 5.67 Oct 0.06 Sept 5.80 Sept 0.44 Aug 6.44 Aug 0.76 July 6.22 July 1.57 June 5.05 June 0.97 May 4.16 May 0.29 April 3.91 April 0.15 March 3.43 March -0.14 Feb 3.81 Feb 0.30 Jan 3.72 Jan 0.84 Dec 2.78 Dec 0.33 Nov 2.41 Nov -0.03 Oct 2.57 Oct 0.19 Sept 2.83 Sept 1.05 Aug 2.75 Aug 0.56 July 2.71 July 0.45 June 3.65 June 0.11 May 6.04 May 0.04 April 7.31 April -0.31 March 7.92 March 0.22 Feb 8.60 Feb 0.21
Indonesia's annual inflation in July was seen easing to the lowest since May 2010 at 4.81 percent, though month-on-month inflation was expected to pick up to 0.87 percent as food prices went up ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in August. Families enjoy elaborate evening meals after fasting during the day.
The consensus by analysts in a Reuters poll was in line with an estimate by the country's statistics bureau chief, who on Thursday saw July inflation below 5 percent from a year ago.
Analysts expected the slowing inflation to give Indonesia's central bank room to again hold its benchmark overnight policy rate when meeting on August 9, though they still expect it will lift the rate once more this year to dampen inflation.
Core inflation -- which excludes administered prices and volatile foods -- in July was seen quickening to 4.7 percent from a year ago, nearing a 5 percent level the central bank previously said might trigger policy tightening.
Bank Indonesia (BI) in its last policy statement said inflation was seen as under control and the appreciation of the rupiah currency was in line with efforts to dampen inflation.
A BI deputy governor said annual inflation could ease to 4.9 percent by year-end if the government did not change its policy on fuel subsidies.
Any change on fuel subsidies could trigger inflation to build to 5.7 percent, still within BI's target of 4 to 6 percent by year-end.
The central bank has said it remains prudent in dealing with price pressures, following its only rate rise this year in February, though analysts see it as having become less hawkish as inflation eased in recent months. BI has signaled further macroprudential policies to manage liquidity.
- Indonesia's statistics bureau: .... www.bps.go.id
- CPI breakdown ................................. (Reporting by Aditya Suharmoko and Adriana Nina Kusuma; Editing by Neil Chatterjee)