Ten of the 11 goods categories have seen price increases in October, raising the consumer price index (CPI) by 0.33 percent from the previous month.

According to the General Statistics Office, compared to September, price hikes were recorded in transport, education, housing and building materials, food and eating-drinking services, garment and headwear and footwear.

The USD/VND exchange rate continued to increase slightly after the US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate from 2 percent to 2.25 percent since September 27.-VNA