Vietnam’s CPI rises 3.52pc in 8 months | 2018-08-30 |

Vietnam’s CPI rises 3.52pc in 8 months

    30 August, 2018 12:00 AM printer

HANOI: The consumer price index (CPI) of Vietnam increased 3.52 percent on-year in the first eight months of 2018, the General Statistics Office announced on Wednesday.

In August alone, CPI went up 0.45 percent against July, and climbed up 3.98 percent against last August, report agencies.

The higher index in August was contributed by increased prices of 10 out of 11 items in the CPI calculation basket, notably food and foodstuff (up 0.7 percent), education (up 0.46 percent) and housing and construction materials (up 0.44 percent).