16:41 | 24/06/2016 Society
The consumer price index (CPI) in Hanoi continued to go up in June, the sixth consecutive month of growth, the municipal Statistics Office (GSO) reported on May 22.
Nine out of 11 groups of commodities posted price increases with the biggest rise seen in transportation services, mainly due to the price hike in petrol and oil.
Petrol, diesel and kerosene prices rose by 680, 168 and 200 VND per litre, respectively.
The group of housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials also posted a high growth due to higher demand in summer.
The group of restaurants and catering services showed a smaller increase compared to the previous month.
In June, gold price saw a rise of 0.69% and the VND/USD exchange rate was up 0.78% against last month.
Other groups of commodities remained stable or experienced a slight price change./.