HCM City 's consumer price index increased by 1.07 percent from June, according to HCM City 's General Statistics Office.

In comparison with July and December last year, the city's CPI rose by 17.89 percent and 12.73 percent, respectively.

The prices of 10 out of 11 commodity groups surged in July, excluding the post and telecoms group.

The prices of food groups have seen a continuous increase since the beginning of the year, with the highest rise of 2.05 percent in May and the lowest surge of 0.35 percent in July.

Of the total seven months of the year, prices of food saw an accumulated increase of 7.93 percent.

The foodstuff group experienced a movement similar to the food group.

Gold is not included in calculating the CPI, however, the prices of gold surged by 0.85 percent from June and 34.1 percent from one year ago.

Meanwhile, prices of US dollar decreased by 0.03 percent in the last month./.