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

Reference Number: 2020-167
Release Date: 20 July 2020

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

MAY 2020

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

May 2020 April 2020 May 2019 Year-to-Date
0.6 0.7 1.6 1.1

                                               Source: Philippine Statistics Authority


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



GRPI in NCR slows down further in May 2020

The GRPI in NCR continued to move at a slower annual pace of 0.6 percent in May 2020. In the previous month, its annual rate was recorded at 0.7 percent and in May 2019 at 1.6 percent. (Table A and Table 2)

The index of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials still registered an annual decline at 18.5 percent in May 2020. Moreover, annual increases slowed down in the indices of food at 1.9 percent, and miscellaneous manufactured articles at 0.9 percent.

Meanwhile, a higher annual increment of 1.2 percent was posted in the index of chemicals including animal and vegetable oils and fats. The same previous month’s annual growth rates were observed in the indices of the rest of the commodity groups. (Table 2)


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