Ho Chi Minh City’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) picked up 0.4% month-on-month in July, with the hike in the prices of most commodities and services slowing down, according to the municipal Statistics Office.
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The highest rise was seen in prices of telecommunications services (1.83%), followed by entertainment and tourism services (1.74%).
Prices of food and catering services advanced 1.13% compared to June, with fresh, dried or processed vegetables going up 2.17%; cattle meat, 1.78%; eggs, 1.59%; poultry meat, 1.58%; and rice, 0.17%.
Those of housing, water supply, electricity, fuel and construction materials increased slightly by 0.28%, with gas and other forms of energy declining 1.44%.
Those of transport services slid 2.83% on the back of a 7.31% drop in fuel after petrol prices were revised down three times last month. Home appliances edged down 0.09%./.