HCMC: CPI goes up 0.19%
14:59 | 29/01/2018

VGP – The consumer price index in Ho Chi Minh City picked up 0.19% against last December and witnessed a year-on-year growth of 2.57%, the local Statistics Office reported. 

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The HCMC Statistics Office said that out of 11 groups of commodities, seven experienced rising costs especially transport (up 1.39%).

Experts attributed the constant petrol price hikes to the higher transport costs.

Other goods and services saw increasing prices included housing, electricity, water, fuel, and building materials (up 0.46%); beverage and tobacco (up 0.33%); pharmacy and healthcare services (up 0.16%); culture, entertainment, and tourism (0.04%); household utensils (0.02%). 

In January, only three groups of commodities witnessed declining costs including restaurants and services (down 0.21%); telecom (0.08%); garments, textiles, and footwear (0.01%). 

The gold price picked up 0.44% while the price of USD suffered a drop of 0.02% against the same period last year./.  

By Kim Anh 

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