Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) for January rose 0.86 percent over December 2017. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) for January rose 0.86 percent over December 2017 and 2.06 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the Hanoi Statistics Office.

Compared with the previous month, slight increases were seen in housing and construction materials (1.77 percent), food and catering (1.22 percent), transportation (0.6 percent), culture, entertainment and tourism (0.26 percent), home appliances (0.21 percent), education (0.21 percent) and other commodities (0.35 percent).

Two goods and service groups showed a decrease. Garment and textiles, footwear and headwear went down 0.12 percent while post and telecommunications fell 0.07 percent.

The domestic gold price rose 1.86 percent against December and 8.4 percent from the same month last year.

In the month, the market saw a price reduction of 0.03 percent in USD from December and a year-on-year increase of 0.22 percent. -VNA