Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s inflation as measured by the consumers’ price index (CPI) increased slightly in the month of September mainly because of rise in prices of food items.
The inflation rate rose to 5.33 per cent in September 2016 from 5.37 per cent of the previous month on point-to-point basis, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data.
It was 6.24 per cent in September 2015.
Food inflation rose to 5.10 per cent in September from 4.30 per cent in August 2016 indicates higher consumption on food items during the period under review, especially for the Eid-ul-Azha.
The non-food inflation, however, came down to 6.19 per cent in September from 7.0 per cent in the previous month, the BBS data showed.
Meanwhile, the average inflation rate on 12-month basis (October 2015-September 2016) was recorded at 5.71 per cent. In the same period of the previous year it was 6.25 per cent.