Increase primarily due to higher fuel price.
CPI growth in April was 0.14 per cent, lower than March’s 0.15 per cent, according to the General Statistics Office. Transport rose 2.47 per cent, the highest among the basket of eleven goods that make up the CPI, due to fuel price increases on March 11.
Average electricity prices have increased 7.5 per cent since March 16, putting the housing, electricity, water, and construction materials category in second place, with an increase of 0.84 per cent. Culture, leisure and tourism rose 0.32 per cent.
The restaurant and catering services category, which make up the largest proportion of the CPI, saw lower prices during April. Beverages and tobacco fell 0.01 per cent.
The CPI rose 0.99 per cent compared to April last year and 0.04 per cent compared to January. The core CPI (excluding food, energy and commodities managed by the State, such as healthcare and education services), increased 0.07 per cent against March and 2.2 per cent against the same period last year.
Meanwhile, the gold price fell 0.04 per cent and the US dollar increased 0.74 per cent during the month.
- CPI. April