Eight of the 11 groups of main consumer goods and services recorded month-on-month price increases: food and restaurant services (up 0.1 percent); beverages and tobacco (0.3 percent); garments, headwear, and footwear (0.07 percent); household appliances (0.2 percent); medicine and health services (0.01 percent); transport (0.11 percent); education (0.83 percent); and other goods and services (0.33 percent).

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By contrast, slight decreases compared to July were seen in housing, electricity, water, fuel, and construction materials (0.31 percent); postal and telecoms services (0.02 percent); and culture, entertainment, and tourism (0.06 percent);

The August CPI was down 0.07 percent against last December but up 2.43 percent year-on-year. The average index for the eight-month period was up 3.24 percent year-on-year, the Statistics Office said.

Source: VNA