Construction Materials Retail Price Index in the National Capital Region (2012=100) : April 2020

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2020-145

Release Date: 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS RETAIL PRICE INDEX (CMRPI)
IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
(2012=100)

APRIL 2020

Table A  Year-on-Year Changes of CMRPI, in Percent
(2012=100)

April 2020 March 2020 April 2019 Year-to-Date
0.8 0.9 1.7 0.9

                                         
                                         

Figure 1  Annual Growth Rate of CMRPI for All Items, in Percent
April 2019 - April 2020
(2012=100)

GWPI

    

Annual rate of increase of CMRPI in NCR decelerates further

The annual rate of CMRPI in NCR settled at 0.8 percent in April 2020. This was slower than the annual increase posted in March 2020 at 0.9 percent and in April 2019 at 1.7 percent. (Table A and Table 2)

The annual growth rates slowed down in the indices of the following commodity groups:

  • Carpentry materials, 0.9 percent;
  • Painting materials and related compounds, 1.5 percent; and
  • Plumbing materials, 0.4 percent.

Meanwhile, the indices of electrical materials and miscellaneous construction materials exhibited higher annual increments during the month at 0.8 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. The indices of masory materials and tinsmithry materials retained their corresponding previous month's annual growth rates of 0.7 percent and 1.0 percent. (Table 2)

 

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