The consumer price index ( CPI ) of Ho Chi Minh City in November increased by 0.17 percent from the previous month and 4.97 percent year-on-year.

Data from the municipal Statistics Department shows that the highest price increase was recorded in the groups of housing-power-water-fuel and construction materials at 0.58 percent.

Meanwhile, the group of apparel-headwear-footwear saw the lowest rise of 0.02 percent.

The prices of transportation, medicine and healthcare services, and goods and other services dropped by 0.38 percent, 0.04 percent and 0.11 percent respectively.

In the month, the price of gold declined 1.41 percent over October and 20.67 percent from one year ago while the USD price fell by 0.07 percent against the previous month but up 1.30 percent year-on-year.-VNA