HCM City’s CPI inches up 0.17 percent in September hinh anh 1HCM City's CPI up 0.17 percent in September (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
The consumer price index (CPI) in Ho Chi Minh City in September went up by 0.17 percent in comparison to the previous month, the municipal Statistics Office reported on September 29.

According to the office, the prices of three out of 11 groups of consumer goods and services in the CPI basket witnessed month-on-month decreases, including food and catering services (0.06 percent), household appliances (0.27 percent), and culture, entertainment and tourism (0.28 percent).

Meanwhile, seven groups with higher prices were education (1.39 percent); beverage and tobacco (0.21 percent); clothing, hats and footwear (0.05 percent); housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials (0.36 percent); transportation (0.14 percent); post and telecommunication service (0.82 percent); and other commodities (0.07 percent).

The prices of medicine and medical services remained unchanged.

In the month, the gold prices fell 0.74 percent from the previous month, while the USD/VND exchange rate slid 0.04 percent.

The city’s average CPI in nine months expanded 3.12 percent as compared to the same time last year./.