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