HCM City's CPI rises 0.63% in October
16:43 | 31/10/2017

VGP - Ho Chi Minh City's consumer price index (CPI) in October increased by 0.63% compared to September and by 4.13% compared to the same period in 2016, according to the municipal Statistics Office.

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Eight out of the 11 commodity groups enjoyed rises, with the highest growth of 12.04% seen in medicines and health care services.

It was followed by culture, entertainment and tourism (up 0.66%); transportation (up 0.64%); housing, electricity, water, fuels, and construction materials (up 0.44%); restaurant and catering services (up 0.18%); household appliances and housewares (up 0.16%); garments, headgear and footwear (up 0.06%); and other goods and services (up 0.1%).

Regarding the restaurant and catering services, prices of food went up by 0.07% and prices of foodstuff rose by 0.4%, while restaurant prices decreased by 0.07% over the previous month.

In addition, the prices of beverages and cigarettes went down slightly by 0.01%, against the previous month.

Meanwhile, the prices of telecommunications and education remained unchanged.

In October, the gold price fell by 0.03%, while that of US dollar down 0.01% month-on-month.

                                                                                                                              By Vien Nhu

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