(NCR and AONCR - April 2002)
- CPI of Food, Beverages and Tobacco (FBT): National Capital Region (NCR) and Areas Outside the National Capital Region (AONCR)
The seasonally adjusted CPI of FBT in NCR and AONCR correspondingly increased to 149.8 and 155.1 in April from their respective March levels of 149.5 and 154.5.
Seasonal factors such as the observance of fiestas in many areas along with the extreme heat experienced in the country did not pushed up prices of FBT items in NCR and AONCR during the month.
On a monthly basis, prices of seasonally adjusted FBT items in NCR and AONCR moved at slower rates of 0.2 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively from their corresponding last month's rates of 1.4 percent and 0.6 percent.
- B. CPI of Non-FBT Items: National Capital Region (NCR) and Areas Outside the National Capital Region (AONCR)
The seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR posted at their corresponding April levels of 184.9 and 178.8 were higher than their respective last month's levels of 183.8 and 178.0. Prices of non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR were pushed down by the seasonal factors.
The month-on-month inflation of the seasonally adjusted CPI for non-FBT items in NCR moved up to 0.6 percent in April from 0.4 percent in March while that for AONCR, prices of non-FBT items remained at its March rate of 0.4 percent.
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