General Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2012=100) : March 2021

Reference Number: 

2021-172

Release Date: 

Friday, April 30, 2021

GRPI Table A 2021

GRPI Figure 1 2021

 

GRPI in NCR increases further this month

The annual growth rate of GRPI in NCR rose further to 1.8 percent in March 2021, from 1.4 percent in the previous month. Its annual change in March 2020 was recorded at 1.1 percent. (Tables A and 2)

The index of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials posted an annual increment of 9.0 percent during the month, after recording successive periods of annual decreases since March 2020.

Moreover, the annual growth rates in the indices of chemicals, including animal and vegetable oils and fats moved upward by 0.8 percent from 0.02 percent, and machinery and transport equipment, 0.3 percent from 0.05 percent.

Meanwhile, annual increases slowed down in the indices of crude materials, inedible except fuels at 2.0 percent; and miscellaneous manufactured articles at 0.2 percent. The rest of the commodity groups retained their previous month’s annual rates during the month. (Table 2)

 

 

DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

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