Food, Beverages and Tobacco (FBT) and Non-FBT Items
The seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR posted correspondingly at 155.2 and 149.1 were higher than their respective November levels of 154.4 and 148.1. Seasonal factors like the higher demand for selected goods due to the holiday season did not increase prices of non-FBT items in NCR. Meanwhile, prices of non-FBT items in AONCR were generally pushed up by these seasonal factors.
Prices of seasonally adjusted CPI for non-FBT items in NCR rose to 0.5 percent in December compared to the 0.2 percent growth last month. Similarly, prices of these items in AONCR grew by 0.7 percent from 0.5 percent.
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