March CPI increases 0.15 percent

According to the General Statistics Office, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in March increased 0.15 percent against last month and 0.93 percent over last March.
 
However the index reduced 0.1 percent since early this year compared to the end of 2014.
 
The highest hike was recorded in food and catering services, up 0.36 percent over February. Culture, sports and amusement group saw the index rise 0.18 percent.
 
Prices of other commodities in the basket of goods using for CPI calculation slightly edged up.
 
CPI of traffic group dropped 0.31 percent against last month. Post and telecommunication, beverage and cigarette, and garment-headwear- footwear decreased 0.02 percent, 0.11 percent and 0.04 percent respectively.
 
CPI reduction in the first two months this year has so far caused minus 0.1 percent inflation rate in the first quarter.

By Anh Phuong – Translated by Hai MieN

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