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In March, the city’s CPI decreased 0.89% against the previous month, but rose 0.1% over December 2019 and 4.36% year-on-year.
Seven out of 11 commodity groups recorded declining prices compared to February, with transport costs experiencing the highest fall of 4.19% as petrol prices sharply decreased over the period.
It was followed by culture, entertainment, and tourism services with a month-on-month reduction of 2.97% due to impacts of the COVID-19.
The groups of restaurant and catering services; and housing, electricity, water, fuel, and building materials recorded respective declines of 0.77% and 0.54%.
Meanwhile, the beverages and cigarettes, and other goods and services both saw a price drop of 0.25%.
The price of postal services and telecommunications recorded the lowest decline of 0.07%.
Other commodities, including household appliances; medicine and health care services; and garments, footwear and hats; and education slightly increased by 0.1%, 0.04%, 0.03% and 0.02%, respectively.
This month, the prices for gold and the US dollar respectively rose by 3.49% and 0.05% compared to the previous month.