The consumer price index (CPI) of Ho Chi Minh City has climbed 0.06% month-on-month in October although prices of 8 out of 11 categories went down.

HCM City CPI Edges up 0.06% m/m in October
A street eatery in Ho Chi Minh City. (Phto: Internet)
The city’s CPI has been pushed up by a 0.38% increase in restaurant and food service prices, the category that has the heaviest weight in the basket for CPI calculation, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported, citing the municipal statistics office.
The index in October is estimated to have slid 0.9% year-on-year and 0.19% from December 2014.
Consumer prices in the city in the past ten months have risen 0.34% from the same period of 2014.
The capital city of Hanoi has seen consumer prices up 0.12% month-on-month in October.
The government-run statistics office is due to release the country’s CPI on Saturday.