General Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2012=100) : July 2020

Reference Number: 2020-259
Release Date: 07 September 2020

General Retail Price Index (GRPI)
In the National Capital Region (NCR)

JULY 2020

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

July 2020 June 2020 July 2019 Year-to-Date
1.2 1.3 0.8 1.2

                                               Source: Philippine Statistics Authority


Figure 1. Growth Rates of the GRPI in NCR, All Items
July 2019 - July 2020



GRPI in NCR slows down in July 2020

The GRPI in NCR moved up at a slower annual pace of 1.2 percent in July 2020. In the previous month, its annual rate was recorded at 1.3 percent and in July 2019 at 0.8 percent. (Table A and Table 2)

The annual rate of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials index declined further by 9.3 percent in July 2020. Moreover, annual increases were lower in the indices of crude materials, inedible except fuels at 1.9 percent; and chemicals including animal and vegetable oils and fats, 0.2 percent.

On the other hand, a higher annual mark-up of 4.1 percent was posted in the index of beverages and tobacco during the month. The same previous month’s annual rates were seen in the indices of food at 2.6 percent; manufactured goods classified chiefly by materials, 1.4 percent; and miscellaneous manufactured articles, 0.9 percent. Meanwhile, a zero annual growth was registered in the index of machinery and transport equipment. (Table 2)


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