(VOV) - The consumer price index (CPI) in June dropped by 0.17 percent against the previous month and increased by 6.32 percent over last year’s same month, according to the Hanoi Statistics Department.
CPI in June forecast to rise 0.1-0.2pct
Three groups of products went down in price such as housing, electricity, water and construction materials (1.86 percent), transport (1.73 percent) and food and drink services (0.05 percent).
In the first half of this year, the CPI grew by 0.42 percent per month on average and the price index by 11.38 percent.
Also in June, domestic gold prices fell by 2.69 percent but the US dollar exchange rate rose up 0.25 percent against May.