Vinh Phuc enjoys high retail revenue hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Vinh Phuc (VNA) – Thanks to the support from the local administration and the dynamism of local firms, the northern province of Vinh Phuc has enjoyed high revenue from goods and services so far this year.

Total retail revenue of goods and services in September this year is estimated at over 4.4 trillion VND (190.6 million USD), a rise of 10.41 percent year on year.

In the first nine months of 2019, the figure reached about 38.16 trillion VND, up 9.45 percent over the same period last year.

At the same time, the consumer price index (CPI) in Vinh Phuc rose 1.32 percent compared to the same time in 2018, the lowest level in the last four years.

The rise was attributable to increases in health care and education fees, rising prices of gold and the US dollar, and the impact of African swine fever.

In September alone, CPI in the province was up 0.35 percent over the previous month, and 1.38 percent over the same time last year. In the month, three out of the 11 goods groups saw an upturn in prices, with the highest rise of 4.06 percent recorded in education fees, followed by food and catering services’ prices at 0.8 percent, and other goods and services at 0.04 percent.

Meanwhile, the prices of five out of the 11 goods groups dropped, with the sharpest fall seen in transportation prices at 1.29 percent. Prices of housing and construction materials decreased by 0.66 percent, while those of post and telecommunications fell 0.3 percent, culture, entertainment and tourism dropped 0.08 percent and equipment and household appliances lost 0.11 percent./.