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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.

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

The month-on-month growth rate of the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR picked up to 7.3 percent in June from 3.1 percent in May. Higher monthly growth rates were correspondingly posted in the prices of carpentry materials and painting materials and related compounds at 1.4 percent and 1.2 percent in June from 0.4 percent in May and miscellaneous construction materials, 28.1 percent from 12.3 percent. On the other hand, slower monthly price gains were respectively observed in electrical materials and tinsmithry materials at 0.9 percent and 3.5 percent from their corresponding previous month's rates of 1.1 percent and 4.5 percent. Price increments in masonry materials and plumbing materials remained at 0.4 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.

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

The month-on-month growth rate of the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR went up to 3.1 percent in May from 1.5 in April. Increments in the prices of plumbing materials were higher at 0.8 percent in May from 0.4 percent in April; tinsmithry materials, 4.5 percent from 0.3 percent; and miscellaneous construction materials, 12.3 percent from 2.3 percent. The rest of the commodity groups however posted slower monthly growth rates.

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

The month-on-month growth rate in prices of selected construction materials in NCR went up at a slower rate of 1.5 percent in April from 2.5 percent in March. The monthly price increase in the miscellaneous construction materials index slowed down to 2.3 percent in April from 11.7 percent in March. On the other hand, monthly growth rates in the indices of carpentry materials and painting materials and related compounds were correspondingly higher at 1.1 percent in April from their respective last monthÒ³ rates of 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent in March; electrical materials index, 1.6 percent from 0.1 percent; masonry materials index, 2.1 percent from 0.8 percent; plumbing materials index, 0.4 percent from 0.2 percent; and tinsmithry materials index, 0.3 percent from zero growth.

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