The Consumer Price Index in Ho Chi Minh City fell 0.57 percent in July against the previous month, according to the City Statistics Office.

The drop was attributed to the impacts of recent reduction in gas and petrol retail prices.

Prices dropped by between 2 and 3 percent for the transport and housing and building material sectors.

The cost of restaurant service also dropped 0.57 percent, in line with falling rice and food prices.

Earlier, the Hanoi Statistics Office reported that the capital’s CPI in July fell 0.29 percent against the previous month. This was the biggest fall in CPI since the start of this year./.