Food, Beverages and Tobacco (FBT) and Non-FBT Items
The seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in NCR and AONCR correspondingly picked up to 155.5 and 150.4 in January from their respective December levels of 155.1 and 149.2. Seasonal factors such as the practice of implementing business changes at the beginning of the year like increasing rental rates in some regions raised prices of non- FBT items in AONCR. However, these factors did not affect prices of non-FBT in NCR relative to the expected trend.
Compared with last month, the monthly rate of change of the seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in NCR slowed down to 0.3 percent in January from 0.5 percent in December. However, prices of seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in AONCR grew to 0.8 percent from 0.7 percent.
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