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

The month-on-month growth rate of selected construction materials in NCR went up to 2.5 percent in March from 0.5 percent in February. Higher monthly growth rates were noticed in carpentry materials at 0.3 percent in March from 0.2 percent in February; painting materials and related compounds, 0.2 percent from -0.2 percent; and miscellaneous construction materials, 11.7 percent from 0.8 percent. Price gain in plumbing materials index at 0.2 percent was the same rate posted last month while prices for tinsmithry materials remained stable as the group's index registered a zero growth from 0.2 percent. The rest of the commodity groups recorded slower positive monthly price adjustments.

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

Price hikes in selected construction materials in NCR remained at 0.5 percent in February. Higher price increments were correspondingly noted in masonry materials and plumbing materials at 0.9 percent and 0.2 percent in February from their respective January rates of 0.2 percent and zero growth. On the other hand, price increase in electrical materials was slower at 1.9 percent from 2.1 percent; tinsmithry materials, 0.2 percent from 0.5 percent; and miscellaneous construction materials, 0.8 percent from 1.3 percent. Prices of painting materials and related compounds decreased by -0.2 percent from 2.3 percent while price uptick in carpentry materials was still at its previous month's rate of 0.2 percent.

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

The retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR went up to 0.5 percent in January compared to zero growth in December. Prices of all the construction materials were registered upward movements during the month except for plumbing materials whose index posted a zero growth from 0.2 percent. Prices of carpentry materials and masonry materials increased by 0.2 percent in January from their respective December rates of zero growth and 0.1 percent; electrical materials, 2.1 percent from -0.1 percent; painting materials and related compounds, 2.3 percent from -0.4 percent; tinsmithry materials, 0.5 percent from 0.1 percent; and miscellaneous construction materials, 1.3 percent from -0.3 percent.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : December 2007

Generally, the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR continued to remain stable as it still registered a zero growth rate in December. While no movement was still posted in the prices of carpentry materials, declines were seen in the prices of electrical materials (-0.1% from 0.5%), painting materials and related compounds (-0.4% from 0.3%) and miscellaneous construction materials (-0.3% from zero growth). However, the rest of the commodity groups recorded higher monthly positive growth rates.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : November 2007

The retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR generally remained stable as its overall index posted zero growth in November from 0.4 percent in October. Compared to last month, prices of carpentry materials and miscellaneous construction materials recorded zero growth rates from their respective rates of 0.8 percent and 0.6 percent while the group's index of plumbing materials still posted a zero growth rate. Movements in the prices of masonry materials and tinsmithry materials decelerated to -0.1 percent from zero growth and 0.3 percent respectively. On the other hand, prices of electrical materials and painting materials and related compounds correspondingly picked up to 0.5 percent and 0.3 percent from 0.3 percent and -0.4 percent, respectively.

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