Drug and medical services have a constant price index. Photo: Huynh Huong
Besides, the consumption volume of customers increased due to hot weather was the impact factor that made the consumer price index (CPI) in May 2019 in Long An increased by 0.62% over the previous month, up 1.45% compared to December 2018, and up 3.61% over the same period of last year.
On average, in the first 5 months of 2019, CPI increased by 3.22% over the same period of 2018.
Compared to the previous month, in 11 groups of goods and services, 8 groups with increased CPI: Traffic increased at the highest rate, 3.27%; housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials increased by 1.13%; beverages and cigarettes increased by 1%; food and catering services increased by 0.32%; goods and other services increased by 0.26%; household tools and appliances increased by 0.25%; culture, entertainment and tourism increased by 0.04%; garment, headwear, footwear increased by 0.02%.
Three groups that had constant price index were medicine and medical services, post and telecommunication and education groups./.
Reported by Dinh Huy
Translated by Lan Vy