Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index drops slightly in December: Statistics Office

Unlike previous months, Ho Chi Minh City recorded a month-on-month decline of 0.07% in its December consumer price index (CPI), the municipal Statistics Office said on December 30.
HCM City’s consumer price index drops slightly in December
Consumers shop at a supermarket. (Photo: VNA)

Two of the 11 groups of main consumer goods and services witnessed price decreases, namely transport (down 3.05% from last month) and garment, footwear and headwear (down 0.1%).

Prices of the nine remaining groups increased from November, including food and catering services (up 0.48%); drinks and tobacco (0.33%); housing, electricity, water, fuel, and construction materials (0.15%); education (0.18%); medicine and medical services (0.01%).

While the local December CPI went up 4.92% from December 2021, this year’s index grew 2.73% from last year.

Also in December, gold prices fall 0.31% and US dollar prices down 2.53% from last month. The respective prices in 2022 increased 16.95% and 1.14% from 2021, according to the office.

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(Source: VNA)