HCM City’s CPI down 0.41 pct in October hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) in October went down 0.41 percent month-on-month and moved up 2.02 percent year-on-year, reported the municipal Statistics Office on October 29.

In the ten-month period, the index rose by 2.52 percent annually.

Four categories saw decrease in prices in October, including dining services down 0.8 percent; housing, electricity, water, fuels and construction materials down 1.53 percent; household equipment and appliances 0.41 percent; and posts and telecommunications 0.1 percent.

The remaining posted higher prices, with transport seeing the highest rise of 2.14 percent.

During the month, gold prices also hiked by 0.63 percent monthly and 2.6 percent yearly. The USD prices inched up 0.13 percent month-on-month and down 0.21 percent year-on-year./.