Hanoi's August CPI rose 1.08 per cent from last month: Statistics Office

Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) in August rose 1.08 per cent month on month, 1.6 per cent from December 2022, and 0.78 per cent from a year earlier, the municipal Statistics Office reported.

The eight-month CPI inched up 0.96 per cent from the same period last year, it noted.

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Rice sold at a food store (Photo: VNA).

In August, the capital recorded month-on-month price hikes in 10 of the 11 categories of goods and services.

Transport was up 3.74 per cent, education 3.61 per cent, housing, electricity, water, fuel, and construction materials 0.9 per cent, while food and catering services were up 0.69 per cent.

In other areas, beverages and cigarettes were up 0.33 per cent, while apparel was up 0.28 per cent.

Culture, entertainment, and tourism were up just 0.12 per cent, while household equipment and appliances increased by 0.07 per cent, and medicine and health services did so by 0.02 per cent. A measure of other goods and services revealed a slightly larger increase of 0.44 per cent.

Postal and telecommunications services saw a decline of 0.39 per cent from July.

Meanwhile, Hanoi has welcomed about 437,000 tourist arrivals in August, up 8.9 per cent from the previous month and 62.3 per cent year on year. They include an estimated 280,000 international visitors, rising 12.7 per cent month on month and 2.3-fold year on year.

The number of tourist arrivals over the first eight months of the year totaled 3.06 million, surging 2.2-fold from the same period last year.

That includes almost 2 million foreign arrivals, shooting up 4.2-fold from a year earlier, according to the Statistics Office.

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(Source: VNA)