Indonesia’s annual inflation declined to 1.55 percent in January of 2021, the lowest since October last year and below market expectations of 1.66 percent, as food, drinks and tobacco inflation eased to a three-month low of 2.81 percent in January from 3.63 percent in December 2020, while housing & utilities inflation slowed to 0.25 percent from 0.35 percent. Prices continued to increase for: food services & restaurant (2.41 percent vs 2.26 percent); education (1.57 percent vs 1.40 percent); and furnishings (1.10 percent vs 1.03 percent). On the other hand, prices further for both transport (-0.26 percent vs -0.85 percent) and information, communication & financial services (-0.35 percent vs -0.35 percent). Annual core inflation rate edged down to 1.56 percent, the lowest since the series began in 2008 and compared to forecasts of 1.53 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.26 percent in January, the least in 3 months.