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CPI in February up 1.52%, highest in eight years

VGP – The consumer price index in February picked up 1.52% against the previous month, the biggest increase recorded over the last eight years, according to the General Statistics Office.

02/28/2021 03:20

The Consumer Price Index in February rises 1.52% against the previous month, the highest figure recorded over the last eight years.

The CPI in February increased by 1.58% in comparison with December 2020 while the average CPI of the recent two months witnessed a year-on-year decrease of 0.14%.

Ten categories of commodities experiencing price increases included housing and building materials (up 4%), restaurants and food services (up 1.61%), transport (up 1.55%), beverage and tobacco (up 0.9%), household equipment (up 0.2%), culture, entertainment and tourism (up 0.13%), post and telecommunications (up 0.03%), medicines and health service (up 0.01%) and other services and commodities (up 0.74%).  

Meanwhile, the price of education remained unchanged./.

By Thuy Dung