Hanoi's price index soars 0.12% in October
Hanoi’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October increased 0.12% from the previous month, reported the municipal Statistics Office.
Specifically, 10 out of 11 commodities saw higher price increases than September. The highest CPI rise went to garments and textiles, hats and footwear at 0.3% due to the seasonal change in the northern region’s weather.
Foodstuffs rose 0.28% from the previous month due to the increase in the prices of vegetables, seafood and pork.
Housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials soared 0.08% because gas and running water prices were adjusted up from October 1st.
Petrol and oil price adjustments on October 3rd and October 19th pushed the transport’s price index by 0.18%.
Meanwhile, food price enjoyed a 0.68% reduction because the price of ordinary rice of all kinds in October remained stable and high-quality rice saw a reduction in price of VND200-300 per kilogram.
The index for both gold and the US dollar decreased over a year earlier, at 0.06% and 0.07%, respectively.
Totaling the first ten months this year, the capital’s CPI climbed 0.68%, gold and US dollar had respective price increases of 5.12% and 2.85% compared to the same period last year./.
( Hoang Quan )