JAKARTA – PT Carrefour Indonesia claim to object to the government’s plan to raise electricity tariff (TDL) by 15 percent next year. This is because it influences the survival of the business.
“We as a retail associations oppose this plan. Raise TDL mean lower purchasing power due to power up, might be all the stuff up and hyperinflation. This is why we are asking the government to review the. Electricity itself is a major component in the retail sector,” said Head of Public Affairs Carrefour Satria Hamid.
According to Knight, with an increase of approximately 15 electric power next year, their operating costs will rise about 10 percent. This is because the burden of the cost of electricity occupies approximately 30 percent of operating costs. Even so, he would not raise the price of the product.
“The price of the product from the supplier, not us,” he added simply.
With the increase in operating expenses of approximately 10 percent, the Satria predict, particularly in the Carrefour retail business will reduce turnover.
“It may be eroded by approximately five percent,” he concluded.