There were 8/11 commodity groups increased in price over December 2019, including: Food and catering services; housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials; beverages and cigarettes; transportation; garments, hats, footwear; culture, entertainment and tourism; etc. The commodity groups decreased in price including: household appliances and equipment. The stable commodity groups were drugs and medical services, post and telecommunications.
Accordingly, January was the month adjacent to the Lunar New Year, so the retail and service activities were exciting. Enterprises, trade centers, supermarkets and business establishments actively prepared a plentiful and diversified source of goods to serve the needs of consumers.
Especially, consumers in the province have changed their awareness about food safety, having shopping habits at reputable, quality and controlled food business establishments such as: supermarkets, convenience stores, trade centers, traditional markets. Through recording, almost in the province, there were no occurrence of hoarding goods and sudden increase in prices.
By this time, most of the business places, traditional markets, supermarkets, etc. have reopened to serve consumers, and the goods are plentiful and diverse. It is forecasted that the market situation in February in the province is stable, commodity supply is abundant, and the prices of essential goods for production and consumption are not volatile./.
Reported by Mai Huong
Translated by Lan Vy