Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) in August climbed 3.16 percent against the previous month, according to the municipal Statistics Office.
The figure represented a year-on-year rise of 8.7 and a 5.19 percent increase to that of one year ago.
The increase was attributed to price hikes in ten baskets of commodities.
The biggest price rise, 63.94 percent, was seen in the healthcare sector due to the climbing prices of medical services at State-owned hospitals.
Other commodity groups, including transportation services; and housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials, experienced price hikes of 1.13 percent and 0.95 percent respectively.
Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City’s monthly CPI rose by only 0.31 percent against the previous month.
The figure increased 1.26 percent compared to the start of the year, and 3.17 percent from one year previous. In August, the highest price hike went to the transport group at 1.24 percent. The restaurant and food service group saw a 0.19 percent CPI rise, in which food price surged 0.54 percent and CPI of foodstuff soared 0.22 percent. Other commodity groups with slight CPI rises were housing, electricity, water and fuel at 0.58 percent, alcohol and cigarettes at 0.28 percent, culture - entertainment and tourism at 0.28 percent, garments, hats and footwear at 0.19 percent, equipment and household appliances…... [read more]
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