HCM City’s November CPI picks up 0.17 percent hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The consumer price index (CPI) in Ho Chi Minh City in November gained 0.17 percent on a monthly basis and 4.32 percent year-on-year, the municipal Statistics Office announced on November 29.

Prices of seven out of 11 commodity groups experienced slight increase, with the highest rise of 0.8 percent seen in transport, attributable to the impact of gasoline price adjustment in the month.

Other goods with higher prices included food and catering services (0.27 percent), beverage and tobacco (0.15 percent), home appliances (0.15 percent), garment, hat and footwear (0.03 percent), housing, electricity, fuel and construction materials (0.02 percent) and culture, entertainment and tourism (0.01 percent).

Meanwhile, prices of medicine and healthcare services, education, telecommunications and other goods and services remained stable in the month.

In contrast, the price of gold dropped 0.08 percent and that of US dollar declined 0.04 percent from the previous month.-VNA