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Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : November 2008

The month-on-month growth rate of the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR continued to drop at -2.4 percent in November from -4.8 percent in October. Prices of carpentry materials declined to -0.2 percent in November from 0.3 percent in October; electrical materials, -0.6 percent from 0.4 percent; tinsmithry materials, -0.1 percent from zero growth; and miscellaneous construction materials -11.4 percent from -20.3 percent. Moreover, price increase in painting materials and related compounds was slower at 0.5 percent from 1.0 percent. On the other hand, higher price hike was observed in plumbing materials at 0.2 percent from 0.1 percent while prices of masonry materials remained stable as the group's index registered a zero growth during the month.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : October 2008

The month-on-month growth rate of the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR further dropped to -4.8 percent in October from -2.3 percent in September. This can be attributed to the decreases in the indexes of miscellaneous construction materials and plumbing materials at -20.3 percent and -0.1 percent in October from their respective previous month's rates of -9.9 percent and 0.8 percent. In addition, price increments in masonry materials and painting materials and related compounds correspondingly eased to 0.1 percent and 1.0 percent from 1.8 percent 1.6 percent, respectively. Prices of tinsmithry materials recorded a zero growth rate from an increase of 0.2 percent in September.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : September 2008

The month-on-month growth rate of the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR further went down to -2.3 percent in September from -0.2 percent in August. Prices of carpentry materials and miscellaneous construction materials correspondingly dropped by -0.3 percent and -9.9 percent in September from their respective last month's rates of 0.9 percent and -2.9 percent. Moreover, the price increase in tinsmithry materials slowed down to 0.2 percent from 0.7 percent. The rest of the commodity groups registered higher price increments.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : August 2008

The month-on-month growth rate of the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR went down to -1.1 percent in August from 1.1 percent in July. Prices of painting materials and related compounds and miscellaneous construction materials correspondingly dropped by -0.1 percent and -6.2 percent in August from their respective last monthÒ³ rates of 0.7 percent and 2.4 percent. Moreover, price increases of electrical materials and plumbing materials slowed down to 0.2 percent from 1.3 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively and tinsmithry materials, 0.7 percent from 0.8 percent. The rest of the commodity groups registered higher price increments.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : July 2008

The month-on-month growth rate of the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR went up at a slower rate of 1.1 percent in July from 7.3 percent in June. Lower price gains were noted in carpentry materials at 0.6 percent in July from 1.4 percent in June; painting materials and related compounds, 0.7 percent from 1.2 percent; plumbing materials, 0.4 percent from 0.8 percent; tinsmithry materials, 0.8 percent from 3.5 percent; and miscellaneous construction materials, 2.4 percent from 28.1 percent. The rest of the commodity groups registered higher monthly growth rates.

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