Consumer prices in Indonesia rose 3.61% year-on-year in December of 2017, accelerating from a 3.30% rise in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since September, as prices rebounded for raw food (1.26 pct vs -0.49 pct in November) while prices went up faster for both clothing (3.92 pct vs 3.31 pct) and education (3.33 pct vs 3.31 pct). Prices increased less for : transport (4.23 pct vs 4.62 pct); housing & utilities (5.14 pct vs 5.15 pct); processed food (4.10 vs 4.26 pct), and health (2.99 pct vs 3.14 pct). Meantime, core consumer prices went up 2.59% year-on-year, compared to a 3.05% rise in November. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.71%, after increasing by 0.20% in a month earlier.