Vietnam’s consumer price index or CPI inched up 0.45 percent month-on-month in August. It increased 3.89 percent from the same time last year, pushing up the eight-month figure to 3.52 percent year on year.

 

The General Statistics Office said among the 11 main commodity groups, 10 experienced price rise, including food and catering services, housing and building materials and transportation.

Only posts and telecommunication services saw price drop of 0.07 percent.

The office said that the rise in August’s CPI was fuelled by high price of food, especially pork which swelled 3.41 percent from previous month.-VNA