Seasonally Adjusted Consumer Price Index (2000=100) : February 2009

Reference Number: 

2009-016

Release Date: 

Thursday, March 5, 2009

 

 

Food, Beverages and Tobacco (FBT) and Non-FBT Items
(NCR and AONCR - February 2009)


  1. 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 moved up to 151.0 and 162.7 in February from their respective January levels of 150.0 and 161.3.

    Seasonal factors such as the prevalence of favorable weather conditions experienced during the month resulted to abundant supply of vegetables and selected fish species in the wet markets in NCR and AONCR. In addition, ample supply of in-season fruits was observed. These seasonal factors pushed down prices of FBT items in the two areas relative to the expected trend.

    Compared to last month, prices of the seasonally adjusted CPI for FBT items in NCR and AONCR correspondingly increased to 2.1 percent and 0.9 percent from 1.4 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively.

  2. 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 correspondingly at 159.3 and 156.5 in February were higher than their respective January levels of 158.7 and 155.5.

On a monthly basis, prices of seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR respectively climbed by 0.4 percent and 0.6 percent in February from their corresponding last month’s rates of zero growth and -0.3 percent.


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