Ho Chi Minh City’s consumer price index (CPI) moved up 0.43 percent monthly and 2.9 percent annually in May, said the municipal Statistical Office on May 29.
Among 11 commodity and services groups, eight posted price increases, including transportation (1.99 percent); food and catering services (0.84 percent); and apparel, headwear and footwear (0.16 percent).
Medicines and health care services experienced a price hike of 0.1 percent; household equipment and appliances (0.04 percent); other goods and services (0.03 percent); beverages and cigarettes (0.01 percent), and education (0.01 percent).
Others saw lower prices, including housing, water and electricity, fuel, construction materials (down 0.01 percent); culture, entertainment and tourism (0.53 percent); and post and telecommunications (0.23 percent).
During the month, gold and US dollar prices were down 0.43 percent and 0.09 percent, respectively, compared to April./.