Sun. Jun 9th, 2024

Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) in March saw a slight
decrease of 0.29 percent, resulting in the city’s CPI for the first
quarter of this year to rise by 1.15 percent.

According to the municipal Statistics Office, slight decreases were seen in six out of 11 commodity baskets.

Commodities and services recorded the deepest decrease at 0.62
percent, followed by foodstuffs and restaurant services (0.6 percent),
culture-entertainment-tourism services (0.47 percent), beverages and
cigarettes (0.35 percent), transport (0.34 percent), and garments and
textiles-headwear-footwear (0.08 percent).

Meanwhile, housing-electricity-water-fuel price, and construction
materials price registered a slight increase of 0.38 percent and 0.07
percent respectively.

During the month, the price of
gold fell by 2.94 percent while the US dollar price rose by 1.20
percent compared to last month’s figures.-VNA

By vivian