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HCM City (VNA)
– Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) in October increased 0.63 percent compared to that of September and 4.13 percent year on year.

According to the municipal Statistics Office, eight out of the 11 commodity groups enjoyed rises, with the highest growth of 12.04 percent seen in medicines and health care services.

It was followed by culture, entertainment and tourism (0.66 percent), transport (0.64 percent), housing and construction materials (0.44 percent), food and catering services (0.18 percent), equipment and home appliances (0.16 percent), goods and other services (0.1 percent), and garment, headwear and footwear (0.06 percent).

In the contrary, the price of beverage and tobacco dropped by 0.01 percent.

Meanwhile, the prices of telecommunications and education remained unchanged.

In October, the gold price fell by 0.03 percent, while that of US dollar down 0.01 percent month-on-month.-VNA