CPI grows 0.49% in February

March 09, 2023 10:04 PM GMT+7

VGP - Ha Noi's consumer price index in February rose 0.49 percent over January and 2.41 percent compared to the same period last year, the municipal Statistics Office reported.

CPI grows 0.49% in February - Ảnh 1.

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February's result pushed the capital city's index in the first two months of this year to 2.75 percent against the previous year.

In February alone, seven out of 11 goods groups saw high price hikes, led by petrol at 5.46 percent and transportation at 1.99 percent.

Meanwhile, seven groups experiencing a price decrease included culture, entertainment and tourism (0.49 percent); food and catering services (0.24 percent); and postal and telecommunications services (2.87 percent). The price of education services remained unchanged.

In the first two months of 2023, nine out of 11 groups of goods recorded a year-on-year rise in prices, with the highest seen in culture, entertainment and tourism at 8.58 percent.

The prices of education and postal and telecommunications services experienced drops of 2.68 and 0.29 percent, respectively.

In February, the capital city welcomed 340,000 visitors, up 11.7 percent over January, and 3.2 times higher than the number of a year ago. The two-month figure reached 644,000, tripling that in the same period last year./.

Khanh Phuong