Inflation in Vietnam

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Vietnam - Inflation (end of period)

Inflation decreases in December

Consumer prices fell 0.18% from the previous month in December, contrasting the 0.32% rise logged in November. Looking at the details of the release, while prices for food increased in December, prices for transportation and housing both fell after growing in the previous month and healthcare costs grew at a more subdued pace.

Inflation edged down to 1.8% in December, following November’s 2.1% and thus ended the year at its joint-lowest level since march. Meanwhile, annual average inflation rose marginally to 1.8% in December from 1.7% in November.

With a projected pickup in domestic demand penciled in for 2022, inflationary pressures should rise in turn, as consumer spending accelerates and fiscal stimulus remains robust. On the other hand, with the dong set to strengthen slightly in 2022 and monetary policy estimated to tighten throughout the year, price pressures should remain in check, with our panelists forecasting inflation to average below the government’s 4.0% target. The recent outbreaks in Covid-19 cases cloud the inflation outlook considerably, however.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 3.1% in 2022, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2023, the panel projects inflation to average 3.3%.

Vietnam - Inflation (eop) Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)0.6  4.7  2.6  3.5  5.2  

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Vietnam Inflation (eop) Chart

Vietnam Inflation
Note: Annual average variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam and FocusEconomics calculations.

Vietnam Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield3.38-0.13 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate23,1730.01 %Jan 01

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