The national year-on-year headline inflation rate slowed down to 7.1 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March as the annual inflation rates in all the commodity groups decelerated. Core inflation rate went down to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent.

The monthly average exchange rate slightly went up to 51.36 pesos per US dollar from 51.219 in March.

The Total Electric Energy Consumption increased to 56,566 million kilowatt hours in 2005 from 55,956 in 2004.

Composite Index closes at 2,270.53 for the month of April. This is higher compared to March`s 2,195.95.

Average Monthly Crime Rate for the month of March increased to 7.34 per 100,000 population from 7.21 in February.

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