Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) for October showed an increase of 0.12% over the previous month and a year-on-year rise of 0.42%, according to the Hanoi Statistics Offices (GSO)
Ten groups of commodities saw their prices go up, with the highest rise – 0.3% - seen in the category of apparel, headwear, and footwear due to the change of season.
The food stuffs category increased by 0.28% because of rising prices of vegetables, seafood and pork.
The category of housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials saw a 0.08% rise due to higher prices of gas and water.
Two adjustments to petrol prices brought a 0.18% increase in the transport category compared to the previous month and the category of restaurants and catering services climbed by 0.09%.
Only rice had a price reduction, which was 0.68% compared to September due to abundant supply, inventory and decline in rice exports.
The capital city’s industrial production index rose by 3.8% in October over the previous month and 8.8% year on year, making the index for the past ten months increase by 7.8% compared to the same period last year.
Hanoi’s export revenue in October was estimated to reach US$1,032 million, a 4% rise over the previous month and a 6.7% year on year increase whilst the export turnover in the past ten months was estimated at US$9,201 million, a 1.5% year-on-year rise.
The import value in October was estimated at US$2,344 million, a 1.2% rise over September and a 9.2% year-on year increase. The estimated import volume in the past ten months reached US$21,040 million, a 5.3% year-on-year rise./.