HCM City’s CPI stable in June hinh anh 1Shoppers at Mart Foodcosa Quang Trung, Go Vap (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The consumer price index (CPI) of Ho Chi Minh City in June remained unchanged from the previous month, but rose 3.27 percent compared to the same period last year, reported the municipal statistics office on June 29.

[CPI up 4.15 percent in six months]

According to the office, the prices of four out of 11 goods brackets represented marginal month-on-month increases, with the highest rate of 0.46 percent in the group of housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials.

The price of home appliances was up 0.11 percent, while that of garments, hats and footwear and of beverage and cigarette grew 0.02 and 0.01 percent, respectively.

The office said that in June, goods groups with declining prices included transport (down 0.79 percent); culture, entertainment, and tourism (0.15 percent); education services (0.11 percent); and restaurant services (0.11 percent).

Medicine-health services and postal services – telecommunications witnessed no monthly change in prices.

In June, gold and US dollar prices dropped 0.52 and 0.18 percent from May.-VNA