CPI increases slightly in HCM City

10:38 | 23/04/2015 Society

The Ho Chi Minh City’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.03% in April from the previous month and 0.8% against the same period last year, according to the municipal Statistics Office.

CPI increases slightly in HCM City

The office said the increase was triggered by a sharp rise in the cost of transport, by 2.71%, followed by housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials which increased by 0.29%; and culture-entertainment rose by 0.12%. 

Price decreases were seen in post and telecommunications (0.17%), beverages (0.15%) and home appliances (0.02%). 

Notably, food and restaurant services experienced the largest fall of 0.54% compared to the month before.

The price of gold rose by 0.11% while the US dollar exchange rate was up 0.43%.

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