SPECIAL RELEASE The Consumer Price Index in Quezon April 2020 (2012=100)

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Figure 3. Inflation Rate by Commodity Group in Quezon: April 2019 and April 2020 (2012=100)

CPI by commodity group, Year-on-Year

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco showed the highest CPI (307.9 index points) among the commodity groups. The group of restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services followed with 127.2 index points. Transport registered the least CPI of 96.9 index points followed by communication with 103.1 index points.

Inflation Rate, Year-on-Year 

The inflation rate (IR) in the province was recorded at 2.1 percent during the reference month. It increased by 0.2 percentage points from the previous month’s figure of 1.9 percent and by 0.1 percentage point from the rate a year ago at 2.0 percent.

Inflation Rate by Commodity Group, Year-on-Year

By commodity group, IR was highest for alcoholic beverages and tobacco, posted at 15.9 percent during the month. Restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services (3.4 percent) exhibited the second highest IR, followed by the commodity group of recreation and culture (2.5 percent). Transport and commodity group of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels had negative IR of 4.6 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. The rest of the commodity groups had IR ranging from 0.6 percent (furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house) to 2.1 percent (food and non-alcoholic beverages).