January CPI up by 0.31%

Wednesday, 31/01/2024 14:27
As Tet approaches, the consumer price index (CPI) in January increased by 0.31% from the previous month. The index rose by 3.37% compared to the same period last year; core inflation went up by 2.72%.
In January, price of the food and catering services group increased by 0.21%. (Photo: hanoimoi.vn)

Compared to the previous month, nine groups of goods and services saw price index increase while two groups of goods witnessed price index decrease.

The highest rise was seen in the prices of medicine and healthcare services at 1.02%, contributing 0.05 percentage points to the overall CPI increase. It was followed by housing and construction materials at 0.56%, transportation services at 0.41%, the group of other goods and services at 0.4%, and food and catering services at 0.21%.

The two groups recording a fall in prices were post and telecommunications (0.05%) and education (0.12%).

In January, the domestic gold prices fluctuated in the opposite direction to world gold prices, posting a rise of 2.55% month on month and 15.43% year on year, despite an on month drop of 1.23% in the world gold prices.

Core inflation in the month increased by 2.72% over the same period last year, lower than the general average CPI (3.37%), mainly due to health service prices and educational service prices./.