Table 1. MAJOR SOURCES OF INFLATION IN OCTOBER 2018 (2012=100)                 
                                       
                                       
  COMMODITY   Weights   INFLATION     PERCENTAGE POINT CONTRIBUTION  
  YEAR-ON-YEAR MONTH-ON-MONTH YEAR-TO-DATE YEAR-ON-YEAR MONTH-ON-MONTH YEAR-TO-DATE  
  Oct 2018 Oct 2018 Jan 2018 Oct 2018 Oct 2018 Jan 2018  
  vs vs to vs vs to  
  Oct 2017 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Oct 2017 Sep 2018 Oct 2018  
   
                                       
  ALL ITEMS 100.00 6.7 0.3 5.1 6.7 0.3 5.1  
  I. FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 38.34 9.4 0.1 6.8 3.6 0.0 2.6  
  A. FOOD ITEMS 35.46 9.2 0.1 6.6 3.3 0.0 2.4  
  Bread and Cereals 13.45 8.9 0.2 5.0 1.2 0.0 0.7  
  Rice 9.59 10.7 0.2 5.4 1.0 0.0 0.5  
  Corn 0.57 7.5 -0.6 11.1 0.0 0.0 0.1  
  Meat 6.25 7.5 0.1 6.3 0.5 0.0 0.4  
  Fish 5.74 13.8 0.5 12.2 0.8 0.0 0.7  
  Milk, Cheese and Eggs 3.08 2.9 0.3 2.4 0.1 0.0 0.1  
  Oils and Fats 0.78 4.7 0.5 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Fruit  1.40 4.3 0.4 5.7 0.1 0.0 0.1  
  Vegetables 2.60 15.8 -2.2 10.6 0.4 -0.1 0.3  
  Sugar, Jam, Honey, Chocolate and Confectionery 1.03 10.9 0.2 3.8 0.1 0.0 0.0  
  Food Products N.E.C. 1.12 5.1 0.3 3.3 0.1 0.0 0.0  
  B. NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 2.88 12.5 0.6 9.1 0.4 0.0 0.3  
  II. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO 1.58 21.6 0.4 19.6 0.3 0.0 0.3  
  Alcoholic Beverages 0.65 6.6 0.2 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Tobacco 0.93 29.2 0.3 26.6 0.3 0.0 0.2  
  III. NON-FOOD 60.08 4.2 0.3 3.5 2.5 0.2 2.1  
  A. CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 2.93 2.5 0.1 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.1  
  Clothing 2.03 2.5 0.1 2.3 0.1 0.0 0.0  
  Footwear 0.91 2.4 0.1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  B. HOUSING, WATER, ELECTRICITY, GAS AND OTHER FUELS 22.04 4.8 0.4 4.0 1.0 0.1 0.9  
  Actual Rentals for Housing 12.88 3.3 0.3 2.6 0.4 0.0 0.3  
  Maintenance and Repair of the Dwelling 0.55 3.1 0.2 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Water Supply and Miscellaneous Services Relating to the Dwelling 1.17 3.1 0.7 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels 7.44 8.1 0.2 7.1 0.6 0.0 0.5  
  C. FURNISHINGS, HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENT AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF THE HOUSE 2.95 3.7 0.3 3.0 0.1 0.0 0.1  
  Furniture and Furnishings, Carpets and Other Floor Coverings 0.19 1.2 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Household Textiles 0.08 2.1 0.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Household Appliances 0.31 1.9 0.2 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Glassware, Tableware, and Household Utensils 0.03 2.2 0.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Tools and Equipment for House and Garden 0.01 3.1 0.2 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Goods and Services for Routine Household Maintenance 2.33 4.2 0.2 3.4 0.1 0.0 0.1  
  D. HEALTH 3.89 4.3 0.3 3.0 0.2 0.0 0.1  
  Medical Products, Appliances and Equipment 1.99 2.3 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Out-patient Services 0.63 6.0 0.4 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Hospital Services  1.27 6.5 0.3 4.7 0.1 0.0 0.1  
  E. TRANSPORT 8.06 8.8 0.8 6.5 0.7 0.1 0.5  
  Purchase of Vehicles 0.76 #VALUE! #VALUE! 1.2 #VALUE! #VALUE! 0.0  
  Operation of Personal Transport Equipment 2.47 24.2 2.5 20.1 0.6 0.1 0.5  
  Transport Services 4.83 3.5 0.2 2.1 0.2 0.0 0.1  
  F. COMMUNICATION 2.93 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Postal Services 0.01 8.0 0.4 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Telephone and Telefax Equipment 0.38 1.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Telephone and Telefax Services 2.54 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  G. RECREATION AND CULTURE 1.41 3.1 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Audio-visual, Photographic and Information Processing Equipment 0.68 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Other Major Durables for Recreation and Culture 0.01 1.8 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Other Recreational Items and Equipment, Gardens and Pets 0.12 2.5 0.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Recreational and Cultural Services 0.20 11.0 -0.1 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Newspapers, Books and Stationery 0.39 2.5 0.4 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  H. EDUCATION 3.28 -3.8 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0  
  Pre-primary and Primary Education 0.70 5.4 0.0 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Secondary Education 0.64 5.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education 0.07 #VALUE! #VALUE! 2.0 #VALUE! #VALUE! 0.0  
  Tertiary Education 1.85 -11.1 0.0 -3.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.1  
  Education Not Definable by Level 0.02 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  I. RESTAURANTS AND MISCELLANEOUS GOODS AND SERVICES 12.59 4.2 0.2 3.5 0.5 0.0 0.4  
  Catering Services 8.05 5.1 0.3 4.1 0.4 0.0 0.3  
  Personal Care 3.80 2.7 0.3 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.1  
  Personal Effects N.E.C. 0.58 2.4 0.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0  
  Other Services, N.E.C. 0.16 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
                                       
                                       
  Note: Some figures may not exactly add up due to rounding  
  Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and Department of Economic Research (DER)-Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)