10:34 | 27/04/2015 Economy- Society
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in April rose 0.14% against the previous month and up 0.04% in comparison with December last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Compared to the same period last year, April's CPI increased 0.99% and the CPI of the four months averaged 0.8%.
Seven out of 11 calculated commodities saw increases in prices including garment, hats and footwear up 0.14%, building materials up 0.84%, household appliances up 0.16%, medicine and health care service up 0.19%, transport 2.47%, culture, entertainment and tourism up 0.32% and other services up 0.16%.
Price decreases were seen in beverage and tobacco down 0.01%, telecommunications down 0.09%, restaurants and food service down 0.42%.
The increase in the CPI is due to the rise in the oil, gas and electricity prices, which contributed 0.2% and 0.07% to the index, respectively.
The price of gold increased by 1.04% while the US$ exchange rate rose 0.74%./.