(NCR and AONCR - June 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 150.6 and 155.5 in June from their respective May levels of 150.4 and 155.3.
Seasonal factors such as the composite effect of various weather disturbances experienced in the country did not push up prices of FBT items in the two areas during the month.
Compared to May 2002, prices of seasonally adjusted FBT items in NCR and AONCR decelerated to 0.1 percent in June from their corresponding last month's rates of 0.5 percent and 0.2 percent.
- 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 decreased to 183.4 in June from its May level of 185.7 while in AONCR, the index went up to 180.1 from 179.8 last month.
Opening of classes that brought higher demand of school supplies and some clothing items along with the tuition fee hikes pushed up prices of non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR.
The month-on-month inflation of the seasonally adjusted CPI for non-FBT items in NCR dropped to -1.2 percent in June from 0.7 percent in May. However, prices of non-FBT items in AONCR were up by 0.2 percent this month, slower than its last month's rate of 0.6 percent.
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