HCM City’s October CPI rises 0.45% hinh anh 1At a book store of the Vietnam Education Publishing House. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA)Ho Chi Minh City’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.45% in October, with eight of the 11 groups of goods and services witnessing an increase in prices, the municipal Statistics Office reported on October 31.

Prices in the education bracket recorded the highest growth, at 4.95%, followed by beverages and cigarettes (1.34%); home repair services (1.18%); and housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials (0.64%).

Prices of food and catering services rose 0.31% during the month, with food and processed food going up 0.28% and 0.88%, respectively.

The textiles, hats and footwear group also saw prices picking up by 0.27%.

Prices in the traffic group posted the highest decrease at 1.89%, mainly because of lower costs in its sub-groups of fuel and public transport services./.