Hanoi’s CPI rises 0.75 percent in March

Hanoi’s consumer price index (CPI) rose slightly by 0.75 percent in March as compared to February, according to the city’s Statistics Office.

The city recorded a CPI increase of 9.58 percent in the first three months of this year.

Commodity groups that saw the highest rises included restaurant services, up 1.23 percent, of which foodstuffs up 1.19 percent.

Other groups, including culture-entertainment-tourism services, housing, electricity, fuel, construction materials, transportation, beverages, cigarettes and household equipment and utensils, experienced a slight decrease, ranging from 0.12 percent to 0.92 percent.

This month, medicine and healthcare services, education, garments and footwear went up from 0.01 percent to 0.05 percent.

The price of post and telecommunication remained unchanged while food price saw a 0.35 percent decline.

The price of gold jumped by 0.59 percent and the US dollar was up 0.49 percent over February, and increase of 14.40 percent and 10.23 percent year-on-year./.