Yearly consumer prices in Vietnam gained 2.0% during August compared with a previous incline by 3.3% in July. Consumer prices gained at the slowest pace since 2002, giving signs that inflation eased as monetary policy makers put restrictions to control credit growth.

Falling energy, raw materials and primary goods prices also led to an easing inflation. Rice prices dropped 9.5%, while overall food prices gained 1.7%, while transportation costs declined 8.8%.