Construction Materials Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2012=100) : October 2019

Reference Number: 

2020-022

Release Date: 

Friday, January 17, 2020

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS RETAIL PRICE INDEX (CMRPI)
IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
(2012=100)

OCTOBER 2019

Table A. Year-on-Year Changes of CMRPI, in Percent
(2012=100)

October 2019 September 2019 October 2018 Year-to-Date
0.7 0.9 2.7 1.5

                                         
                                         

Figure 1. Annual Growth Rate of CMRPI for All Items, in Percent
October 2018 - October 2019
(2012=100)

GWPI

    

Annual hike of CMRPI in NCR continues to slow down in October 2019

The annual rate of increase of CMRPI in the National Capital Region (NCR) continued to move at a slower pace of 0.7 percent in October 2019. Higher annual rates were observed in September 2019 at 0.9 percent and in October 2018, 2.7 percent. (Table A and Table 2)

The annual change of plumbing materials index decreased by 0.1 percent during the month. Moreover, slower annual mark-ups were recorded in the indices of the following commodity groups:

  • Carpentry materials, 1.5 percent;
  • Masonry materials, 1.1 percent;
  • Painting materials and related compounds, 0.8 percent; and
  • Tinsmithry materials, 0.6 percent.

On the other hand, a higher annual gain of 0.6 percent was noted in electrical materials index during the month while the annual movement of miscellaneous construction materials index remained at 0.6 percent. (Table 2)

 

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