HCM City’s CPI up 0.55 percent in November hinh anh 1In a supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) in November increased 0.55 percent from the previous month, and 3.77 percent compared to the same month last year, the municipal Statistics Office reported on November 29.

Growth was seen in six out of the 11 major goods and services groups with the highest hike reported in transportation at 1.78 percent due to the increased price of fuels.

Other groups recorded price hikes were food and catering services with 1.07 percent; housing, electricity and water (0.24 percent); other goods and services (0.13 percent); beverage and cigarette (0.05 percent); and apparel, headwear and footwear (0.01 percent).

Especially, in the restaurant and catering service group, foodstuff rose 1.77 percent, dine-out climbed 0.26 percent, while food dropped 0.15 percent.

Some commodities experienced a drop in their prices, including cultural, entertainment and tourism products with 0.01 percent, and home appliances, 0.1 percent.

Prices of the groups of telecommunication; pharmaceutical products and health services; and education remained stable in the reviewed period.

The price of US dollar rose 0.33 percent, while the gold price climbed 0.61 percent against the previous month.-VNA