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Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.1 percent in September compared to the previous month and up 0.34 percent from the same period last year.

Among the 11 groups of products and services in the CPI bracket, the highest increases were seen in education (1.39 percent), culture and entertainment (0.69 percent) and home appliances (0.22 percent).

Restaurants and catering services, beverages and tobacco, textiles and footwear, medicine and health services, and other commodities and services rose by 0.13 percent, 0.11 percent, 0.09 percent, 0.08 percent and 0.06 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, housing, electricity, water and construction materials dropped 0.7 percent due to price cuts of gas and kerosene.

Transportation tumbled by 3.28 percent as a result of adjustments to petrol prices twice during the month.

Gold and US dollar prices in September increased 3.36 percent and 2.77 percent, respectively, compared to those in August.-VNA