Indonesia’s annual inflation rate declined to 2.19 percent in May 2020, the lowest since June 2000, as the restriction measures imposed by the government to halt the rapid spread of COVID-19 led consumers to stay at home. Prices rose at a softer pace for food, drinks, tobacco (3.37% vs 5.28% in April), food services & restaurant (3.62% vs 3.99%), recreation, sport & culture (1.48% vs 1.56%), furnishings (2.25% vs 2.49%) and education (3.68% vs 3.75%).Meantime, housing & utilities prices increased faster (1.24% vs 1.22%). On the other hand, prices fell further for both transport (-1.37% vs -1.78%) and information, communication & financial services (-0.29% vs -0.37%). Annual core inflation went down to an over 2-year low of 2.65 percent from 2.85 percent, below forecasts of 2.7 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.07 percent in May, the least since October 2019.