Inflation rate increased to 3.4 percent in February 2013 from 3 percent in January.
Consumer price index increased by 0.3 percent month - on - month. The higher prices are mainly due to the upturn in the prices of food, domestic fuel products, alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
Average retail price of regular milled rice, meat and poulty remains stable.
In Central Mindanao, terms of trade decreased by 6 percent.
Food and nutrition security analysis using IPC version 2.0 method and indicators was done for the 25 provinces in Mindanao.