CPI rises 1.25% in January
18:41 | 24/01/2013
VGP- Viet Nam’s consumer price index (CPI) in January increased 1.25% against last December, mainly due to hikes in prices and charges of food, foodstuffs, medicines and healthcare services, the General Statistics Office announced on January 24.

Source: VGP

Among 11 groups of products and services used to calculate CPI, 10 saw price hikes.

The price of medicines and charges of healthcare services surged the most – 7.4%.

The prices of food slightly rose by 0.15% while that of foodstuffs went up sharply by 1.96%.

Garments, headwear and footwear increased by 1.3%. Only charges of posts and telecommunications services dropped 0.05%.

The price of gold in January dropped 1.73% and that of US dollar declined 0.08% against December 2012, the Office said.

By Ngoc Van

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