Customers at a supermarket (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
The consumer price index (CPI) of Ho Chi Minh City in June increased 0.55 percent from the previous month and 3.47 percent compared to the same month last year, the municipal Statistics Office reported on June 29.

Growth was seen in eight out of the 11 groups of products with the highest hike recorded in transportation at 0.95 percent.

Other groups posted price hikes were housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction material (0.72 percent), restaurant and catering services (0.84 percent), education (0.3 percent), culture, entertainment and tourism (0.11 percent), beverages and tobacco (0.04 percent), medicine and healthcare services (0.03 percent), garment-textile, headgear and footwear (0.01 percent).

Some groups experienced a drop in their prices including home appliances (0.03 percent) and post and telecommunication (0.06 percent).-VNA