CPI increases slightly in Sept.


VGP – The consumer price index (CPI) in September saw a month-on-month increase of 0.12%, the Ha Noi Statistics Office reported. 

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Out of 11 groups of commodities, nine experienced higher prices. Only two witnessed declining costs. 

The prices of restaurant and food services picked up 0.5%; followed by beverage and tobacco with 0.23%; household utensils with 0.25%. Education cost experienced the highest price hike at 1.33% due to higher tuition fees of private high schools and colleges. The group of housing, electricity, fuel, and building materials saw price decrease of 0.04%. Transport cost also declined by 1.82% thanks to lower petrol prices. 

In September, the CPI picked up 2.64% against last December and experienced a year-on-year increase of 2.31%. 

In the first nine months, CPI went up 3.74%. 

In September, gold price picked up by 3.4% against the previous month. USD price experienced a slight decrease of 0.05%. 

In the first nine months, gold prices increased by 5.11% and USD price picked up 1.55% against the same period last year./. 

By Khanh Phuong