Ha Noi’s CPI up as petrol prices fluctuate

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 18:16

Ha Noi’s CPI in October rose 0.24 per cent month on month. — Photo baodautu.vn

The consumer price index (CPI) in Ha Noi in October surged 0.24 per cent month-on-month and 4.09 per cent year on year as transport costs surged 1.42 per cent due to the petrol price hikes, according to the Ha Noi Statistics Department.

The price of petrol was reduced on October 22 by between VND144-224 per litre, but the decrease was not significant compared to the previous increase on October 6 by between VND577-675 per litre, so the average price of petrol was still rising.

The second highest increase in price was in the group of garment, hats and footwear at 0.48 per cent month on month. The price for the group of culture, entertainment and tourism services increased 0.44 per cent over the previous month. The growth rate of the price of other goods was not significant.

Some prices of items in the garment group tended to increase slightly due to higher demand for winter-autumn garment products as the weather in the north cools down.

The housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials index increased 0.31 per cent over the previous month.

Two groups that saw a reduction in the price index were the restaurant and catering services, and post and telecommunications. After a long period of price rises, the price of restaurant and catering service fell by 0.08 per cent month on month. Food prices dropped by 0.12 per cent over the previous month due to the fall in prices of pork, poultry meat and most vegetables.

The pork price fell by VND3,000-5,000 per kilo due to high pork supply. At the same time, large livestock companies have continuously reduced pork prices, affecting the pork price in the domestic market.

The weather is very favourable for the development of winter vegetables so the market has a high supply of vegetables, leading to a low price for vegetables. The prices of aquatic products such as fish, clams, squid and shrimp increased slightly due to higher transportation costs.

This month, prices for both of gold and US dollars increased by 0.4 per cent and 0.23 per cent, respectively, over the previous month. — VNS

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