Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (2000=100) : March 2015

Reference Number: 

2015-025

Release Date: 

Friday, April 17, 2015

 

 


Year-on-Year and Month-on-Month Growth Rates
of Construction Materials Retail Price Index

All Items March 2015 February 2015  March 2014 Year-to-date
Year-on-Year

0.1

1.5

1.2

1.2
Month-on-Month

-0.6

-0.5

0.8

 

 

 

  • Year-on-Year

              The annual increase of the Construction Materials Retail Price Index (CMRPI) in the National Capital Region (NCR) further eased to 0.1 percent in March 2015. It was posted at 1.5 percent last month and 1.2 percent in March 2014. Annual declines were noted in the following commodity groups: electrical materials index, -2.2 percent; plumbing materials index, -0.4 percent; and miscellaneous construction materials index, -5.6 percent. In addition, slower annual upticks were seen in masonry materials index at 1.2 percent; painting materials and related compounds index, 2.2 percent and tinsmithry materials index, 1.7 percent. On the other hand, a higher annual gain was noted in carpentry materials index at 2.9 percent.
             

     

  • Month-on-Month

              On a monthly basis, the CMRPI in NCR further dropped by 0.6 percent in March 2015. Last month, it declined by -0.5 percent.

              Monthly decreases were observed in electrical materials and masonry materials indices at -1.1 percent; plumbing materials index, -1.7 percent; tinsmithry materials index, -0.1 percent; and miscellaneous construction materials index, -3.1 percent. The index for painting materials and related compounds moved at it’s last month rate of 0.1 percent while that of carpentry materials index had a faster monthly gain of 0.6 percent.

              Prices of selected electrical wires and wiring devices, gravel, sand, plumbing fittings, corrugated GI sheets and steel bars were generally quoted lower during the month. On the other hand, plywood was priced higher during the period.

 

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