Vietnam’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) in April increases slightly by 0.08 percent from the previous month and 4.45 percent year-on-year.

According to the General Statistics Office, the upward trend was recorded in 10 out of the 11 commodity baskets with the rates ranging from 0.04 - 0.33 percent. The smallest increase was seen in the medicine and healthcare services, while the biggest hike belonged to the group of transportation.

Only the group of housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials saw a downward trend at 0.56 percent in April, which was attributable to the decreases in prices of gas and kerosene.

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue experienced the highest rise of CPI with 0.27 percent. It was followed by Can Tho city (0.19 percent), Hai Phong city (0.13 percent), and Hanoi and Da Nang cities (0.12 percent).

Meanwhile, declines were recorded in several localities, including central Khanh Hoa province (0.15 percent) and Ho Chi Minh City (0.04 percent).

The May CPI is predicted to increase slightly by 0.1 – 0.2 percent from that of April.-VNA