The country’s general or point-to-point inflation increased to 7.93 per cent in April from 7.74 per cent in March mainly because of disruption in supply chain amid political unrest that pushed up food prices. Food inflation increased to 8.68 per cent in April from 7.50 per cent
The overall point-to-point food inflation rose to 7.50 per cent in March from 7.45 per cent in February because of price hike of some food items, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. The point-to-point inflation and non-food inflation decreased in the month, the data published by the BBS on the day showed.
Average inflation eases The non-food inflation jumped to 11.45 per cent last year mainly because of price hike of electricity, house rent and other non-food items. In 2011, the non-food inflation was 6.83 per cent, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. According to the BBS data released on the day, the food inflation, however, ... Read more
Analysts blame rising consumer prices on bad roads and a lagged effect of monetary expansion Inflation accelerated faster in urban areas than in rural settings in July, partly because battered roads disrupted the supply chain, analysts said yesterday. The analysts also linked the jump in consumer prices to a lagged effect of high monetary expansion. ... Read more
Salaried people give up on savings to grapple with rising food inflation, cost of living A newborn usually brings a sense of happiness to family members and relatives, but the joy of becoming the parents of a second child is tinged with worries for Rafeza Khanam and her husband. Concerns over the means to build ... Read more