- CPI of Food, Beverages and Tobacco (FBT): National Capital Region (NCR) and Areas Outside the National Capital Region (AONCR)
The seasonally adjusted CPI of FBT in NCR and AONCR correspondingly moved up to 125.9 and 129.9 in February from their respective January levels of 124.0 and 128.6.
Seasonal factors such as the floods that occurred during the early part of the year did not affect prices of FBT items in NCR relative to the expected trend. Meanwhile, prices of FBT items in AONCR were generally pushed up by this seasonal factor.
The month-on-month inflation of the seasonally adjusted CPI of FBT items in NCR rose to 1.5 percent compared from 0.1 percent growth last month. Similarly, prices of these items in AONCR were up by 1.0 percent from 0.4 percent.
- CPI of Non-FBT items: National Capital Region (NCR) and Areas Outside the National Capital Region (AONCR)
The seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR posted correspondingly at 147.0 and 141.1 in February were higher than their respective January levels of 145.4 and 139.8.
Compared with January 2006, movements in the prices of seasonally adjusted CPI for non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR increased by 1.1 percent and 0.9 percent in February from 1.0 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.