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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Directorate of Intelligence
The Economic Situation in South Vietnam
The manufacturers of Toyota and Citroenhave decided to erect assembly plants in South Vietnam. Vietnamese and Australian investors have joined to form Vietnam's second condensed milk
Retail prices in Saigon declined three percent during the weekecember despite continued increases in rice prices. The price index for imported commodities increased two percent. Saigon free market dollar and gold prices declined, but the price of MPC (scrip) returned to its all-time high.
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ANNEX: Weekly Retail Prices ir. Saigon (table)
Weekly and Monthly Currency and Gold Prices (graph)Original document.