Vietnam inflation rate rises to 2.4%

Vietnam’s inflation rate increased to 2.4% in September from 2% in August due to rising garment, healthcare and education costs.

The General Statistics Office said in a statement today that garment and textile prices increased 7.3%, while education and medicine and health care services costs surged 6.2% and 3.8%, respectively, from the same period a year earlier.

The agency often issues consumer price index ahead of the month’s end based on estimates.

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