Indonesia said Monday inflation rose to 4.53 percent in June, spurred by higher basic food prices including red chillies, a main ingredient in local dishes.
The consumer price index (CPI) came in at 4.53 percent last month, up from 4.45 percent in May, the Central Statistics Agency said.
"The main reason is higher prices of red chillies as a result of lower production during the rainy season," agency chief Suryamin told reporters.
Prices of staples such as garlic, chicken, fish and sugar also rose, he added.
The June CPI increased 0.62 percent on-month compared with a 0.07 percent rise in May.
Core inflation, which excludes volatile food prices, was 4.15 percent in June, from 4.14 percent the previous month.
Bank Indonesia, the country's central bank, has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 5.75 percent since February.