Construction Materials Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2012=100) : August 2020

Reference Number: 

2020-289

Release Date: 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Construction Materials Retail Price Index (CMRPI)
In the National Capital Region (NCR)
(2012=100)

August 2020

Table A. Year-on-Year Growth Rates of the CMRPI in NCR, All Items
In Percent
(2012=100)

August 2020 July 2020 August 2019 Year-to-Date
1.3 1.1 1.1 1.0

                                             Source: Philippine Statistics Authority
                                         

 

Figure 1. Growth Rates of the CMRPI in NCR, All Items
August 2019 - August 2020
(2012=100)
 

GWPI

                                                           Source: Philippine Statistics Authority                                                        
    


Annual rate of CMRPI in NCR moves up at faster pace

The CMRPI in NCR recorded a higher annual increase of 1.3 percent in August 2020. Its annual rate in the previous month and in August 2019 both settled at 1.1 percent. (Table A and Table 2)

The indices of the following commodity groups exhibited higher annual mark-ups during the month:

  • Carpentry materials, 0.9 percent;
  • Painting materials and related compounds; and tinsmithry materials, both at 1.7 percent;
  • Plumbing materials, 0.7 percent; and
  • Miscellaneous construction materials, 1.2 percent

Meanwhile, annual increments were slower in the indices of electrical materials at 0.9 percent; and masonry materials, 1.2 percent. (Table 2)

 

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