Culture, entertainment and tourism increased 0.99%.
Two groups with reduced price index were: Food and food services decreased 0.15%; garments, hats and footwear decreased 0.15%. The groups of drugs and health services, telecommunication, and education had constant price indexes.
Price of petrol and gasoline increased 2.53%, petroleum price increased 3.37%, package tour price increased 1.95%, and price of fresh flowers increased 1.45%, etc. which was the main cause of CPI's increase in April 2018.
In addition, there were some reasons to restraint the CPI: Food price decreased 0.48% due to abundant supply in the market; price of garments, hats, and footwear products decreased 0.15% due to the decrease in consumer demand in the month.
Compared to the same period in 2017, CPI increased 2.76% and compared to December of last year, CPI increased 0.87%; the average CPI in the first four months of 2018 increased 2.29% over the same period of last year./.
Reported by Mai Huong
Translatedby Lan Vy