Price Indices

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2006=100) : January 2012

The continued deceleration in the annual increment of the heavily weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index further pushed down the country’s year-on-year headline inflation to 3.9 percent in January 2012 from 4.2 percent in December 2011. The slowing down of the annual growth rates of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; health; and transport indexes and the negative annual rate in communication index also contributed to the downtrend. Inflation a year ago was 4.1 percent.

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

The year-on-year headline inflation in the Philippines inched up to 4.8 percent in September from 4.7 percent in August. Higher annual increases in the indices of clothing and footwear; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; health; transport; and recreation and culture were noted during the month. Inflation a year ago was 3.9 percent.

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

The country’s annual headline inflation rate accelerated to 5.2 percent in October from 4.8 percent in September. This was due to higher annual increments in food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels indices. Inflation a year ago was 3.3 percent.

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

The country’s year-on-year headline inflation rate continued to decelerate as it settled to 4.2 percent in December from 4.8 percent in November. All the commodity groups except furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; recreation and culture; and education indexes posted either slower annual increment or negative annual rate during the month. Inflation a year ago was 3.6 percent.

Summary Inflation Report Consumer Price Index (2000=100) : January 2011

The country’s year-on-year headline inflation at the beginning of the year 2011 advanced to 3.5 percent from 3.0 percent in December. This was effected by higher annual rates recorded in food, beverages and tobacco (FBT), fuel, light and water (FLW) and services index. Inflation during the same month a year ago was 4.3 percent.

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