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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.

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

The month-on-month inflation rate in the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR went up at a slower rate of 0.4 percent in October from 0.5 percent in September as prices of painting materials and related compounds further dropped to -0.4 percent from -0.1 percent. Moreover, a slower price increase was noted in miscellaneous construction materials at 0.6 percent from 2.6 percent. Prices of masonry and plumbing materials remained stable as their group's indexes registered a zero growth from 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. Price gain in electrical materials remained at 0.3 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) : September 2007

The month-on-month inflation rate in the retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR went up to 0.5 percent in September from -0.1 percent in August. Higher growth rates were recorded in electrical materials and plumbing materials at 0.3 percent in September from their respective August rates of -0.1 percent and 0.2 percent; masonry materials, 0.4 percent from zero growth; and miscellaneous construction materials, 2.6 percent from -0.5 percent. The rest of the commodity groups posted negative rates.

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

The retail prices of selected construction materials in NCR generally went down by -0.1 percent in August compared to the 0.5 percent increase in July. Prices of carpentry materials and miscellaneous construction materials correspondingly dropped by -0.1 percent and -0.5 percent in August from their respective last monthÒ³ rates of 0.1 percent and 1.5 percent. Moreover, prices of painting materials and related compounds and plumbing materials moved up at slower pace of 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent from 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent. Prices for the rest of the commodity groups remained stable as they recorded a zero growth.

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