Vietnam Inflation January 2016


Vietnam: Inflation edges up in January

January 25, 2016

In January, consumer prices recorded flat growth over the previous month (December: +0.02% month-on-month). According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, January’s price hike reflected increases in 9 of the 11 components of the index, where the education component reported the biggest rise.

Inflation ticked up from 0.6% in December to 0.8% in January. While this was the highest rate in six months, inflation still hovered around historically-low levels. Meanwhile, annual average inflation remained steady at the 0.6% reading tallied in December, which marked the lowest level since March 2002.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 2.6% in 2016, which is down 0.4 percentage points from last month’s forecast. According to our panel, average inflation will accelerate to 4.3% in 2017.

Author: Jean-Philippe Pourcelot, Economist

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Vietnam Inflation January 2016

Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer prices index in %.
Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) and FocusEconomics calculations.

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