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.
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./.