The biggest contributors to the growth of the 2011 GRDE was the Luzon group, with Other Luzon and NCR contributing 3.3 percentage points and 2.7 percentage points, respectively. The Visayas and Mindanao island groups likewise contributed 0.9 percentage points and 0.7 percentage points, respectively to the total domestic expenditures (Figure 3).
Central Luzon posted the highest growth of 7.0 percent, an acceleration from its 2010 growth of 4.7 percent. Closely following behind are NCR, CALABARZON and Zamboanga Peninsula posting growths of 6.8 percent each contributing 23.8 percent, 16.2 percent percent and 2.4 percent, respectively of the national HFCE. On the other hand, the region with the least HFCE growth was Caraga with 4.1 percent (Figure 6).
Taking out NCR, Luzon posted 1.4 percent growth followed by the Mindanao and Visayas groups with 1.3 percent and 0.8 percent growths, respectively (Table B).
Meanwhile, Private construction, which accounted for 77.1 percent of total investments in construction, slowed down by 4.5 percent from a double digit growth of 24.1 percent. Central Visayas posted the highest growth at 32.9 percent from 17.3 percent in the previous year. All other regions posted positive growths except for NCR, Northern Mindanao, Cagayan Valley, MIMAROPA and SOCCSKSARGEN (Figure 14).
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