07/12/2009 | 15:25:00

Hanoi’s November CPI rises 0.52 percent

Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) in November rose by 0.52 percent over October, according to the municipal statistics office.

The index was up 3.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

Commodity prices were quite stable in November, the municipal statistics office’s experts added.

Prices increased slightly between 0.18 percent and 1.06 percent for foodstuffs and services, beverages and tobacco, garments and footwear, housing, electricity, water, fuel, building materials, equipment and household utensils, medicines and healthcare services, transportation, post and telecommunication, as well as cultural, recreational and tourism products.

Meanwhile, the price of educational services remained stable compared with the previous month.

In November, the gold price surged by 9.34 percent and the price of the US dollar rose by 1.5 percent over the previous month, according to the statistics office./.

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