Price Indices

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2000=100) : November 2010

The annual headline inflation rate at the national level went up to 3.0 percent in November from 2.8 percent in October primarily due to the jump in the annual growth in fuel, light and water (FLW) index to 12.0 percent from 8.3 percent in October. Higher annual rates of price increments in housing and repairs (H&R) and services index also contributed to the uptrend. Inflation a year ago was 2.8 percent.

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2000=100) : December 2010

The annual headline inflation in the Philippines at 3.0 percent in December was the same rate posted in November. Higher annual rates of price increases in food, beverages and tobacco (FBT) and clothing index were offsetted by the slower annual growths registered in fuel, light and water (FLW), services and miscellaneous items index. Inflation a year ago was 4.3 percent.

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2006=100) : July 2011

The annual headline inflation at the national level eased to 5.1 percent in July from 5.2 percent in June. This was primarily due to the slower annual increase in the heavily weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index. Deceleration in the annual growths in housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, health; transport; and restaurants and miscellaneous goods and services indices also contributed to the downtrend. Inflation a year ago was 3.7 percent.

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2006=100) : June 2011

The country’s annual headline inflation went up to 5.2 percent in June from 5.0 percent in May. Higher annual increments were recorded in alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; transport; recreation and culture; education; and restaurants and miscellaneous goods and services index. Inflation a year ago was 3.6 percent.

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2006=100) : August 2011

The country’s year-on-year headline inflation continued to move up at a slower rate of 4.7 percent in August from 5.1 percent in July. It resulted from the continued deceleration in the annual increment in the heavily weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index. Slowdowns in the indices of clothing and footwear; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; recreation and culture; and education and a negative annual change in communication index also contributed to the downtrend. Inflation a year ago was 4.0 percent.

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