Pork price tends to decrease due to the impact of African swine fever. Photo: Bui Tung
Compared to the previous month, among 11 groups of goods and services, there are 3 groups with decreased price index, which are transport (2.22%); housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials (0.51%) and food and catering services (0.15%).
There are 7 groups with increased price index, which are household equipment and appliances (0.23%); other goods and services (0.23%); garments, headwear and footwear (0.09%); medicine and medical service (0.09%); drinks and cigarettes (0.08%); post and telecommunications services (0.01%) and culture, entertainment and tourism (0.01%).
The main reasons for the decrease in CPI in June 2019 are due to the decrease in prices of gas (9.95% ); kerosene (1.7%); gasoline and oil (3.92%) due to the impact of two times of price adjustment on June 1 and June 17. Prices of staple foods such as rice and sweet potatoes felt as it is now the harvest season.
Average CPI in the first 6 months of 2019 increased by 3.07% compared to the same period in 2018. CPI in June 2019 increased by 1.14% compared to December last year and increased by 2.37% compared to the same period last year./.
Reported by Dinh Huy
Translated by Lan Vy