Ho Chi Minh City ’s consumer price index (CPI) in June went up by 0.12 percent over last month’s figure and 2.78 percent compared with that of one year ago.

According to the municipal Statistical Office, culture-entertainment-tourism services saw the highest price rise of 0.57 percent, followed by restaurant services with 0.33 percent.

Slight increases were seen in prices of beverage and cigarette, up by 0.27 percent; and garment and textiles-headwear-footwear, 0.26 percent.

Household appliances, educational products, medicines and healthcare services did not experience any price hike.

Commodity groups that saw price decreases included housing-electricity-fuel and construction materials, post and telecommunications and transport services.

During the month, the gold price dropped by 0.06 percent while the US dollar price rose slightly by 0.02 percent against May.-VNA