GRPI

General Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2000=100) : May 2011

On a monthly basis, the General Retail Price Index (GRPI) in the National Capital Region (NCR) went down to -0.8 percent in May from 1.1 percent in April. Annual movement in the index of crude materials, inedible except fuels dropped by -21.5 percent from 27.2 percent and mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials, -8.9 percent from 12.1 percent. In addition, increment in chemicals, including animal and vegetable oils and fats index was slower at 0.3 percent from 0.4 percent and manufactured goods classified chiefly by materials, machinery and transport equipment and miscellaneous manufactured articles index, 0.1 percent from 0.2 percent.

General Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2000=100) : June 2011

On a monthly basis, the General Retail Price Index (GRPI) in the National Capital Region (NCR) posted a zero growth in June from -0.8 percent in May. This was due to the off-setting monthly rates recorded in the indices: manufactured goods classified chiefly by materials, -01 percent from 0.1 percent; machinery and transport equipment, -0.1 percent from 0.1 percent; crude materials, inedible except fuels index, -0.1 percent from -21.5 percent; mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials, -1.3 percent from -8.9 percent.

General Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2000=100) : August 2011

On a monthly basis, the General Retail Price Index (GRPI) in the National Capital Region (NCR) went down by -0.1 percent in August from 0.1 percent growth in July. This was attributed to the decrease in the heavily weighted food index at -0.1 percent in August from 0.1 percent in July. Moreover, a negative rate of -0.6 percent was still posted by the mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials index. A slower rate of increase of 0.1 percent was also noted in miscellaneous manufactured articles index from 0.2 percent. The same August rate of 0.1 percent was registered in indexes of beverages and tobacco and chemicals, including animal and vegetable oils and fats while no movement was seen in the indexes of manufactured goods classified chiefly by materials and machinery and transport equipment.

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