Hanoi’s CPI rises 1.14 percent in H1 hinh anh 1At a supermarket in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The consumer price index (CPI) of Hanoi in the first half of 2021 rose by 1.14 percent against the same period last year, according to the municipal Statistics Office.

In June, the city’s CPI increased 0.2 percent from the previous month, and 1.98 percent year-on-year.

Seven out of 11 commodity groups posted increasing prices in the January-June period, with transport costs experiencing the highest increase of 5.21 percent as petrol prices rose over the period.

It was followed by the group of education, and housing, electricity, water, fuel, and building materials, with respective increases of 2.71 percent and 2.58 percent.

The groups of culture, entertainment, and tourism services; postal services and telecommunications; and restaurant and catering services reported declines of 2.71 percent, 1.09 percent and 0.28 percent, respectively.

The price for gold climbed by 17.2 percent, while the price of US dollar decreased by 0.98 percent in the first six months./.