GRPI

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

The monthly change of the General Retail Price Index (GRPI) in the National Capital Region (NCR) advanced to 1.1 percent in April from -0.1 percent in March. This resulted from the higher monthly price movement in crude materials, inedible except fuels index at 27.2 percent in April from zero growth in March; mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials, 12.1 percent from 4.0 percent; machinery and transport equipment and miscellaneous manufactured articles, 0.2 percent from -0.1 percent and zero growth.

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.

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