Date: October 2019
CPI Inflation Rate Monthly % Change PPP
MIMAROPA 123.6 1.1 0.3 0.81
Marinduque 122.5 1.7 0.2 0.82
Occidental Mindoro 119.7 1.8 0.3 0.84
Oriental Mindoro 124.5 0.6 0.4 0.80
Palawan 125.5 1.0 0.4 0.80
Romblon 121.4 1.9 0.2 0.82

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The headline inflation rate at the regional level accelerated to 2.6 percent in December 2019. In the previous month, inflation was posted at 1.8 percent and in December 2018, 6.6 percent. The uptrend of inflation in December 2019 was driven by the combined acceleration of selected commodity groups.

The headline inflation rate at the regional level accelerated to 1.8 percent in November 2019. In the previous month, inflation was posted at 1.1 percent and in November 2018, 7.6 percent. The uptrend of inflation in November 2019 was driven by the combined acceleration of selected commodity groups.

The headline inflation rate at the regional level further eased to 1.1 percent in October 2019. This the lowest inflation since January 2016 which posted at 1.3 percent. In the previous month, inflation was posted at 2.2 percent and in October 2018, 8.8 percent. The slowdown of inflation in October 2019 was mainly driven by the decline in the index of the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages at -3.8 percent.
The headline inflation rate at the regional level further slowed down to 2.2 percent in September 2019. In the previous month, inflation was posted at 4.6 percent and in September 2018, 7.2 percent. This is the lowest inflation since December 2017, posted at 2.6 percent. The slowdown of inflation in September 2019 was mainly driven by the plunge in the index of the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages at -2.3 percent.
The headline inflation rate at the regional level further decelerated to 4.6 percent in August 2019. In the previous month, inflation was posted at 4.9 percent and in August 2018, 4.4 percent. The slowdown of inflation in August 2019 was mainly driven by the slower annual increments in the index of the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages at 1.5 percent.

The region’s annual inflation slowed down to 2.0 percent at the beginning of the year 2017. Inflation in December 2016 was recorded at 2.3 percent and in January 2016, 1.3 percent. This was due to the lower increments posted during the month in the indices of eight (8) commodity groups, except in health and transport indices that had higher annual increases, and education index that retained its past month’s rate.