Garment, hat and footwear rose 0.51 percent. Artwork: T.H
There were 8 out of 11 groups of goods and services with an increase in price indexes: Other goods and services rose 0.73 percent; garment, hat and footwear by 0.51 percent; beverage and tobacco rose 0.28 percent; restaurant and food service rose 0.23 percent; housing, electricity, water, fuel and construction materials rose 0.15 percent; medicine and medical service rose 0.03 percent; post and telecommunications increased 0.01 percent. Two groups with a decrease in price indexes were culture, entertainment, and tourism with a decrease of 0.47 percent; household appliances and housewares down 0.02 percent. The education group has a constant price index.
Factors that made CPI in August 2020 increase are domestic rice price increase 1.9 percent (due to high export rice price); gasoline prices increased by 0.42 percent, gas prices increased by 0.63 percent (according to world market prices). In the opposite direction, the price of pork decreased by 2.35 percent compared to the previous month (due to increased supply from re-herding and import of pigs from abroad); Package travel prices decreased by 3.43 percent (due to the direct influence from the 2nd Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam) which was the reason for controlling CPI.
CPI in August 2020 increased by 4.53 percent compared to August last year; the average 8 months of the year increased by 4.68 percent over the same period last year.
Reported by Dinh Huy
Translated by NT