Construction Materials Wholesale Price Index in the National Capital Region (2012=100): April 2022

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Table A. Year-on-Year Growth Rates of the CMWPI in NCR, All Items
In Percent

April 2021 March 2022 April 2022 Year-to-Date*
2.4 6.6 6.9 6.0

                                                   * Year-on-year change of average CMWPI for January to April, 2022 vs. 2021
                                                             Source: Philippine Statistics Authority



Figure 1. Annual Growth Rates of the CMWPI in NCR, All Items
April 2021 - April 2022



CMWPI in NCR picked up further in April 2022

The annual rate of CMWPI in NCR moved up to 6.9 percent in April 2022, from 6.6 percent in March 2022. In April 2021, its annual growth rate was recorded at 2.4 percent. (Tables A and 2)

Higher double-digit annual growths were recorded in the indices of reinforcing and structural steel which rose further at 11.2 percent; and fuels and lubricants at 41.7 percent during the month.

Moreover, annual increases were higher in the indices of the following commodity groups:

          a. Sand and gravel, 2.7 percent;
          b. Hardware, 4.6 percent;
          c. Lumber, 3.8 percent;
          d. Doors, jambs, and steel casement, 1.9 percent;
          e. Plumbing fixtures and acessories/waterworks, 8.0 percent; and
          f.  Painting works, 4.7 percent.

Meanwhile, annual increments were slower in the indices of plywood at 4.4 percent; electrical works, 9.5 percent; and PVC pipes, 3.8 percent. In addition, the index of tileworks remained at a decline with -0.4 percent annual drop in April 2022.

The indices of the rest of the commodity groups either retained their previous month’s positive annual growth rates or had zero percent annual growth during the month. (Table 2)



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