(CPV)– The consumer price index (CPI) in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) rose by 0.88 percent in September, a 0.2 percent increase from the previous month, reported the City Statistics Office.
This is the second consecutive month CPI in HCMC has increased less than 1 percent. The price index surged by 14.49 percent compared to early 2011 and the city’s average CPI in the first nine months this year soared by 1.52 percent.
In September, among the 11 major commodity groups, the education group saw the highest CPI with 4.54 percent. This is because of the new school year starting in early September, making the demand of study aids increase sharply.
In addition, prices of the food and restaurant service group continued to rise from August at 0.92 percent. Separately, CPI of the restaurant group increased by 2.72 percent, while food products saw a price hike of 0.34 percent.
This month also saw an increase of 1.3 percent in CPI of the culture and amusement group, while rises of 2.49 percent and 0.98 percent were also seen in CPI of the goods and service group and the garment, hats and footwear group, respectively.
The transport and post and telecom groups saw equal decreases of 0.07 percent in CPI from the previous month.