General Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2012=100) : April 2022

Reference Number: 2022-339
Release Date: 17 August 2022

Table A. Year-on-Year Growth Rates of the GRPI in NCR, All Items
In Percent

April 2021 March 2022 April 2022 Year-to-Date
2.2 2.7 3.5 2.5

                                                  Source: Retail Price Survey of Selected Commodities for the Generation of Retail Price Index,
                                                        Philippine Statistics Authority



Figure 1. Growth Rates of the GRPI in NCR, All Items
April 2021 - April 2022



GRPI in NCR continues its uptrend in April 2022

The annual growth rate of GRPI in NCR rose further to 3.5 percent in April 2022, from 2.7 percent in the previous month. This is the highest recorded annual growth rate since October 2018. In April 2021, the annual growth of the index was lower at 2.2 percent. (Tables A and 2)

The upward movement of the GRPI was primarily influenced by the higher annual growth in the food index at 3.6 percent in April 2022, from 2.5 percent in the previous month. In addition, mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials index contributed with 33.5 percent annual growth, from
26.4 percent in March 2022.

Moreover, annual increases were higher in the indices of the following commodity groups:

          a. Beverages and tobacco, 3.8 percent;
          b. Chemicals, including animal and vegetable oils and fats, 2.1 percent;
          c. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by materials, 2.6 percent;
          d. Machinery and transport equipment, 0.7 percent; and
          e. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, 0.8 percent.

On the contrary, the index for crude materials, inedible except fuels declined during the month at an annual rate of -0.5 percent. (Table 2)


See more at the General Retail Price Index Main page.

Releases by Year Published

Contact Us

Technical Inquiries:

Price Statistics Division
Economic Sector Statistics Service +632 8376 1959