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Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) in December fell by 0.11 percent over the previous month and 0.2 percent against the same period last year.

According to the municipal Statistics Office, among the 11 statistical groups of commodities, five recorded decreases in prices, with the highest drop of 1.83 percent seen in transport, which was attributed to several cuts in petrol and gas prices during the month.

Other commodity groups with falling prices included household appliances (1.23 percent), culture and entertainment (0.58 percent), restaurants and catering services (0.17 percent), and apparel, hats and footwear (0.01 percent).

Meanwhile, price increases were seen in the categories of education with 0.04 percent, beverage and tobacco 0.14 percent, pharmaceuticals and health services 0.18 percent, goods and other services 0.41 percent, and housing, electricity, water, fuel, and building materials 0.6 percent.

Only the price of the post and telecommunication remained unchanged.

In the month, gold prices reduced by 1.53 percent, while US dollar prices rose 1.11 percent against the previous month.-VNA