November CPI up 0.13 percent: GSO

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up 0.13 percent over the previous month with the sharpest increase in traffic group hitting 0.68 percent because of petrol price hikes on November 4 and 20, reported the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO).

Food and restaurant prices slightly hike in November

Food and restaurant prices slightly hike in November

The index was up 2.38 percent over December 2016 and 2.62 percent over the same period last year.
Medicine and health group increased 0.2 percent. Of these, health service raised 0.23 percent because two provinces raised the service's prices to those without health insurance cards.
Garment items, hats and footwear surged 0.15 percent. Food and restaurant soared 0.11 percent. Other goods and services moved up 0.14 percent.
During the first 11 months this year, the CPI hiked 3.61 percent compared to the same period last year.
Core inflation in November raised 0.06 percent over October and 1.28 percent over the same period last year. It was 1.42 percent year on year increase during the first 11 months this year.


By ANH PHUONG – Translated by Hai Mien

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