The Indonesian Retail Business Association estimates that the performance of retail businesses in Central Java will increase by 40% during the Eid-ul-Fitr period compared to the regular months.
Chairman of the Indonesian Retailers' Association (Aprindo) Central Java Budi Soeseno, said that retail businesses in Central Java are completing goods that will be sold in the face of the 2019 Lebaran period.
"It is hoped that there will be many buyers, preparing for Eid. [Performance growth] can be 40% compared to the normal month, "Budi told Bisnis, recently.
He estimated that the improvement in performance of retail business operators in Central Java is expected to start from H-15 Eid and H-7. At that time, the community usually received holiday allowances.
The public will shop for the needs for Eid as clothing after getting holiday allowances, and make retail business sales optimal.
Therefore, he said, the performance of retail businesses in Central Java in the second quarter of this year is expected to be higher than the performance from January to March this year.
Moment before Eid become one of the drivers of performance of domestic retail businesses to be better in the second three months of 2019. "[The performance of retail businesses] in April is pretty good," he said.