Food, Beverages and Tobacco (FBT) and Non-FBT Items
The seasonally adjusted CPI of non-FBT items in NCR decelerated to 154.1 in October from 154.2 in September. On the other hand, the seasonally adjusted CPI for non-FBT items in AONCR posted at 147.2 in October was higher than its level of 146.8 in September. Seasonal factors such as the production of selected goods in preparation for the holiday season resulting to adequate supply of goods in the markets pushed down prices of non-FBT items in NCR. However, this seasonal factor did not pull down prices of non-FBT items in AONCR.
The month-on-month inflation of the seasonally adjusted CPI for non-FBT items in NCR still posted a negative rate of 0.1 percent in October from -0.3 percent in September. On the other hand, prices of seasonally adjusted CPI for non-FBT items in AONCR registered an increase of 0.3 percent from zero growth last month.
Page last updated: November 6, 2007