Hanoi: September’s CPI sees slight drop

14:09 | 23/09/2015 Society

Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.1% in September compared to the previous month and up 0.34% from the same period last year.

Hanoi: September’s CPI sees slight drop

Among the 11 groups of products and services in the CPI bracket, the highest increases were seen in education (1.39% ), culture and entertainment (0.69% ) and home appliances (0.22% ).

Restaurants and catering services, beverages and tobacco, textiles and footwear, medicine and health services, and other commodities and services rose by 0.13% , 0.11% , 0.09% , 0.08%  and 0.06% , respectively.

Meanwhile, housing, electricity, water and construction materials dropped 0.7%  due to price cuts of gas and kerosene.

Transportation tumbled by 3.28%  as a result of adjustments to petrol prices twice during the month.

Gold and US dollar prices in September increased 3.36%  and 2.77% , respectively, compared to those in August./.

Source: VNA


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