Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.15 percent in October over the previous month and 5.87 percent compared with the beginning of the year, according to the city’s Statistics Office.

Commodity groups that saw the highest price rise include transport and post-telecommunication servicers with 0.67 percent, and housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials, 0.52 percent.

The group of other commodities and services saw a slight increase or decrease while educational group remained unchanged.

In October, food services rose by 0.03 percent with food and foodstuff increasing 0.16 percent and 0.02 percent, respectively.

The rice price climbed at a high level due to increasing demand for export, bad weather and insects.

This month, foodstuff price was rather stable with cattle meat and seafood down 0.54 percent and 0.41 percent respectively, and poultry meat up 0.34 percent.

The group of beverages and tobacco experienced a slight increase, focusing on imported products.

The price of gold increased 5.03 percent, while the price of US dollar saw a drop of 0.33 percent.

Economists said that the country’s market would be more stable thanks to adjusted petrol price./.