In the first 11 months of the year, the CPI increased by 1.84 times compared to the same period last year, the lowest level since 2016.

Consumer Price Index rises 0.32% in November. (Photo:

Among 11 groups of main commodities and services, nine experienced rising prices. Specifically, the transport group witnessed a price hike of 3.11% due to the impacts of adjustment of petrol and oil prices.

Housing and construction materials posted a year-on-year expansion of 6.8% and education grew 2.44%.

Meanwhile, foodstuff inched down 0.52% and electricity prices dropped 1.06% against the same period last year.

As COVID-19 prompted travel restrictions, air ticket prices fell 21.39% while travel packages slipped 2.42%.

The remaining groups of goods increased insignificantly from the previous month. In which, post and telecommunications increased 0.03%; drugs and medical services soared 0.04%; while the culture, entertainment and tourism group went up 0.09%.

Two groups witnessed price decline, including education falling 0.92% from the previous month and food and catering services dropping 0.17% due to the abundant supply causing the prices of cattle, poultry, processed meat and fresh seafood decreasing significantly.

Compared to September, the gold price index increased by 2.65% and the US dollar price index decreased by 0.21%./.