HCMC: CPI down 0.47% in September

10:52 | 24/09/2015 Economy- Society

Ho Chi Minh City’s consumption price index (CPI) in September fell by 0.47% from August and 0.99% against the same period last year, the municipal Statistics Office announced.

HCMC: CPI down 0.47% in September

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Out of the 11 main goods and service categories, six reported price fall with the sharpest decrease seen in the transport sector (3.48%), attributed to a drop in petrol prices during the month.  

In addition, the others included housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials (0.83%); restaurant and catering services (0.25%); post and telecommunications (0.25%); culture and entertainment (0.07%); and garments, footwear and hats (0.01%).

In the ninth month, prices of four commodities and services namely education, beverages and tobacco, and home appliances rose by 0.34%, 0.25%, 0.09%, and 0.02% month-on-month, respectively.

The medicine and health service category witnessed stable prices.

Gold and US dollar prices in September saw month-on-month surges of 3.68% and 3.12%, respectively./.

 

Source: VGP

 

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