The traders claimed pastry turnover could reach 50 percent larger than normal days with many Jakarta residents hunt cookies need for the holiday from mid-Ramadan.
“Lebaran such turnover could rise to 50 percent, the buyer is also getting crowded. Especially in the H-7 and H-3 buyers will get crowded again to hunt cookies or snacks,” said pastry sellers in the Market Lower Dam , Qonita told Reuters on Friday.
The price of each type of cookie range from 20,000 to Rp110.000/kg depending on its type. In addition to the soaring prices of basic commodities, the price of cookies also increased by Rp 4,000 to Rp10.000/kg.
“From the distributor everything has gone up, I have to naikin price the seller also, if you can not lose. However the average buyer does not mind the price goes up because the average need too. If I sell up Rp 4,000 to Rp 10,000,” said Qonita.
However, customers do not mind the prices are up because of cookie cake is considered a mandatory requirement when Eid arrives.
“I still buy despite riding, if there is no cake during Lebaran something was missing. Especially if a lot of you who have been there a light meal,” said Frida, a housewife.
Pastries are also annually has its own trends are much in demand by buyers. Cakes that appear this year include paris rice cake, cendol three flavors of cheese and crackers. Prices are set high enough that Rp110.000/kg.
Pastries like nastar, cheese cake, cake sago, cat’s tongue, and sumpia still the target of the buyers ahead of the holiday. All cakes are also increased to an average price Rp110.000/kg previously sold for Rp100.000/kg.
“I still buy nastar and sumpia every year because many families are like. All prices go up then I reduce the amount of purchases the cake, but the kind propagated,” said Susan, a private employee.