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Reference Number: 2013-061
Release Date: 06 August 2013

The year-on-year inflation for the bottom 30% income households in the Philippines slowed down to 3.1 percent in the second quarter from 3.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013. The downtrend was brought about by the slower annual mark-ups in all the commodity groups. The second quarter average inflation a year ago was 2.4 percent.

Reference Number: 2013-043
Release Date: 29 April 2013

Inflation for the bottom 30% income households grew 3.5 percent for the first quarter of 2013 from 3.0 percent in the last quarter of 2012.

Reference Number: 2013-021
Release Date: 11 February 2013

Inflation for the bottom 30% income households in the Philippines slowed down to 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter from 3.1 percent in the third quarter of 2012.

Reference Number: 2012-772
Release Date: 26 November 2012

Year-on-year inflation based on the consumer price index (CPI) for the bottom 30% income households at the national level went up 3.1 percent in the third quarter of 2012 from 2.4 percent in the second quarter. This was effected by higher quarterly average inflation posted in all the commodity groups except in the services index. The third quarter average inflation in 2011 was 5.2 percent.

Reference Number: 2012-731
Release Date: 31 August 2012

Inflation for the bottom 30% income households at the national level eased to 2.4 percent in the second quarter of 2012 from 2.7 percent in the first quarter.

Reference Number: 621
Release Date: 05 October 2011

Inflation for the bottom 30% income households averaged at 4.6 percent for the first quarter of 2011 was higher than the 3.2 percent in the last quarter of 2010 due to higher quarterly average inflation recorded in all the commodity groups except in housing and repairs (H&R) index. The first quarter average inflation during the same period a year ago was 4.2 percent.

Reference Number: 593
Release Date: 19 May 2011

1. INTRODUCTION

          The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price level of goods and services that most people buy for their day-to-day consumption. The change in the price level of these goods and services over a specific period of time, usually a year is the rate of inflation. Inflation is equivalent to a decline in the internal purchasing power of peso.

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