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HCM City (VNA) – Consumer price index of Ho Chi Minh City increased by 0.36 percent in April compared with that of March and 4.25 percent year-on-year, the municipal Statistical Office revealed on April 30.
Among 11 commodity groups, eight recorded monthly price increases, led by transportation (4.8 percent), apparel, headgear and footwear (0.21 percent), housing, electricity and water supply, fuel and construction materials (0.21 percent), goods and other services (0.16 percent), household equipment and appliances (0.08 percent), education (0,07 percent), beverages and tobacco (0.06 percent), and culture, entertainment and tourism (0.01 percent).
Meanwhile, decreases were seen in post and telecommunication (0.12 percent) and food and catering services (0.6 percent). Prices of medicine and medical services remained stable during the month.
Gold prices fell by 0.68 percent, while USD prices stayed stable the same in April./.