Hanoi's CPI drops 0.1% in September
Hanoi’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped 0.1% in September from the previous month but increased 0.34% over a year earlier, reported the municipal Statistics Office.
The highest price index in the month went to the education group at 1.39% due to an increase in tuition fees at universities and colleges according to the Ministry of Education and Training’s itinerary.
Restaurant and food services group continued to rise 0.13 from the previous month, resulting from price increases in vegetables, seafood and eggs.
Two groups witnessing a reduction of 7% were housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials due to gas and kerosene price decreases.
Price of the transport group enjoyed a sharp decline at 3.28% as a result of oil and petroleum prices being cut on August 19th and September 3rd.
Prices of gold and the US dollar saw the same trend with respective increases at 3.36% and 2.77% over a month earlier.
On the whole, CPI from the start of the year climbed 0.71% year on year./.
( Compiled by VNF )