Prices of consumer goods about to climb

Prices of consumer goods about to climb

The promotional program to stimulate the purchasing power on the occasion of the Reunification Day and the International Workers’ Day is going to end, while the prices of input materials have been climbing sharply, significantly affecting the pressure of increasing the selling prices of many essential goods.
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Indonesia reports trade deficit in November

Indonesia posted its biggest trade deficit in seven months in November, as exports fell more than expected and imports of consumer goods soared ahead of year-end festivities.

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Retail sales, consumer services earn US$ 172 bln in first 10 months

According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, the total turnover of retail sales and consumer services reached over VND 4 quadrillion (US$ 172.3 billion) in the first ten months of the year, an increase of nearly 12 percent compared to the same period in 2018.
Four-month CPI at three-year low

Four-month CPI at three-year low

The General Statistics Office of Vietnam on April 29 announced that consumer price index (CPI) in April this year climbed by 0.31 percent over the previous month and 1 percent from December last year.

Fuel price hike strains firms

Businesses are trying to keep the prices of consumer goods down despite recent fuel price hikes.