Inflation reaches 5.32pc in February

The general point-to-point inflation rate

increased slightly last month (February) as it went up by 0.30 percentage

point to 5.32 percentage point in February, 2021.

“The General point-to-point inflation rate in February 2021 reached 5.32

percentage point,” said Statistics and Informatics Division Secretary

Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury.

He said this while revealing the monthly consumer price index at a press

conference at the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in city’s Agargaon

area today.

The general point to point inflation rate was 5.02 percentage point in

January, 2021.

The BBS data showed that the food inflation increased to 5.42 percent in

February, 2021 from 5.23 percent in the previous month, while the non-food

inflation rate, also increased to 5.17 percent last month from 4.69 percent

in January, 2021.

In the rural areas, the general inflation rate increased to 5.33 percent in

the last month from 5.00 percent in last January.

The general inflation rate also increased to 5.30 percent in February from

5.05 percent in January in the urban areas.

The BBS data showed that the price of rice, broiler chicken, edible oil

and sugar increased in February compared to January while the price of

potatoes, onion, vegetables, fruits and spices declined in February compared

to its previous month.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)