|September CPI in HCM City picks up 0.56% month on month|
The highest increase, 1.4%, was seen in transport services, driven by higher prices of fuels and means of transport. The group of housing, utilities and construction materials posted a 1.11% hike.
Three groups of commodities with price reduction are post and telecom services (0.94%), beverage and tobacco (0.31%) and garment, headgear and footwear (0.14%).
The average CPI in the first nine months of the year went up 3.45% from the same period last year, with rises seen in nine groups of commodities except for transport services and post-telecom./.