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Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : April 2009

On a monthly basis, the Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in NCR went up at a slower rate of 0.1 percent in April from 0.6 percent in March. This was attributed mainly to the declines in the indexes of electrical materials and miscellaneous construction materials at -1.1 percent and -1.8 percent from their respective last month's rates of 1.0 percent and -1.6 percent. Moreover, a slower price gain was noted in carpentry materials at 0.7 percent from 2.0 percent. Prices of masonry materials and tinsmithry materials remained stable as their group's indexes registered zero growth from 0.2 percent while the rest of the commodity groups posted higher monthly growth rates.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : March 2009

On a monthly basis, the Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in NCR went up by 0.6 percent in March from -0.3 percent in February. Higher growth rates were noted in carpentry materials index at 2.0 percent in March from -0.4 percent in February; electrical materials, 1.0 percent from -0.3 percent; and painting materials and related compounds 0.2 percent from -0.2 percent. On the other hand, lower monthly growth rates were seen in the indexes of masonry materials and tinsmithry materials at 0.2 percent from their respective previous monthÒ³ rates of 0.4 percent and 1.5 percent and plumbing materials, -0.4 percent from 0.4 percent. The miscellaneous construction materials group still recorded negative growth rate.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : February 2009

On a monthly basis, the Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in NCR went down to -0.3 percent in February from 0.1 percent in January. This was due to the declines in the price indices of the following commodity groups: carpentry materials (-0.4 % from 0.2 %), electrical materials (-0.2% from -10.2 %), painting materials and related compounds (-0.2% from 0.1%) and miscellaneous construction materials (-1.8% from 0.8 %). On the other hand, higher monthly growth rates were observed in the indexes of masonry materials and plumbing materials at 0.4 percent from their respective previous month�s rates of 0.2 percent and -0.2 percent and tinsmithry materials, 1.5 percent from zero growth.

Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in the National Capital Region (1978=100) : January 2009

On a monthly basis, the Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in NCR slightly went up to 0.1 percent in January from -0.6 percent in December. A higher growth was noted in carpentry materials index at 0.2 percent in January from 0.1 percent in December; painting materials and related compounds, 0.1 percent from zero growth and miscellaneous construction materials, 0.8 percent from -3.5 percent. Price increment in masonry materials index was at its previous month�s rate of 0.2 percent while that of tinsmithry materials remained stable as its index continued to post a zero growth during the month. The rest of the commodity groups still recorded negative growth rates.

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

On a monthly basis, the Retail Price Index of Selected Construction Materials in NCR continued to register a negative rate at -0.6 percent in December from -2.2 percent in November. This was due to the declines of plumbing materials and miscellaneous construction materials index at -0.5 percent and -3.5 percent, respectively. On the other hand, higher monthly growth rates were correspondingly observed in electrical and masonry materials index at 0.6 percent and 0.2 percent from their respective previous monthÒ³ rates of -0.6 percent and zero growth. Price increase of carpentry materials remained at 0.1 percent while those for plumbing materials and related compounds and tinsmithry materials remained stable as they posted a zero growth during the month.

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