TABLE-Vietnam Jan annual inflation at 7.07 pct y/y-govt

Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:01pm EST

* Jan monthly CPI rises 1.25 pct, highest since Sept 2012

* Jan food prices down 5.39 pct y/y

HANOI Jan 24 (Reuters) - Vietnam's January consumer price index released by the government's General Statistics Office on Thursday:

KEY DATA (CPI)

*Jan Dec Nov Oct Sept Aug July June May April y/y 7.07 6.81 7.08 7.00 6.48 5.04 5.35 6.90 8.34 10.54 m/m 1.25 0.27 0.47 0.85 2.20 0.63 -0.29 -0.26 0.18 0.05

* Updated today

DATA BREAKDOWN

(# Base 100 = 2009; Percentage change from year earlier,

unless stated otherwise)

Jan 13 Dec 12 Jan 12 Change from year earlier 7.07 6.81 17.27 Change from previous month 1.25 0.27 1.00 Index# 148.67 146.84 138.86 Food, food and drink services (39.93) 1.34 1.01 23.02 -- Food (8.18) -5.39 -5.66 16.16 -- Foodstuff (24.45) 1.50 0.95 25.73 -- Eating out (7.40) 8.42 8.81 22.35 Beverages, tobacco (4.03) 3.90 4.67 10.33 Garments, hats, footwear (7.28) 8.36 9.08 13.07 ~Housing, construction material(10.01) 7.73 9.18 17.73 Household appliances (8.65) 5.71 6.16 9.96 Medicine, health care (5.61) 55.59 45.23 5.70 Transport (8.87) 6.09 6.76 18.86 Posts and telecoms (2.73) -0.39 -0.35 -2.08 Education (5.72) 17.29 16.97 17.05 Culture, entertainment, tourism(3.83) 4.35 4.97 8.44 Other goods and services (3.34) 9.52 9.80 12.63

NOTES: ~ including rent; electricity, water, fuel and building material.

Brackets show the weighting of each item in the General Statistics Office's price basket, expanded to cover 573 items, from 495 previously.

CONTEXT

The government has planned to keep annual inflation at 6.0-6.5 percent, below its official target of keeping the consumer price rise at around 8 percent.

The government aims to cut total investment this year to 30 percent of the country's gross domestic product, from 33.5 percent in 2012. (Reporting by Hanoi Newsroom)

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