Inflation rises slightly in February

Published: March 05, 2019 17:29:28 | Updated: March 06, 2019 09:30:51

A rise in food inflations slightly pushed up the general inflation rate last month.

"The general point-to-point inflation rate increased to 5.47 per cent in February," Planning Minister MA Mannan said on Tuesday, releasing the monthly consumer price index, reports UNB.

It was 5.42 per cent in January.

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data show that food inflation increased to 5.44 per cent in February from 5.33 per cent in the month before.

But the non-food inflation rate decreased slightly to 5.51 per cent last month. It was 5.57 per cent in January.

Prices of egg, vegetable, edible oil and other food items increased in February, BBS data show.

In the rural area, the general inflation rate increased to 5.26 per cent in February from 5.14 per cent in January as the food inflation went up to 5.48 per cent from 5.28 per cent there.

However, the general inflation rate slightly declined to 5.85 per cent in February from 5.93 per cent in January in the urban area.

The point-to-point national wage index witnessed an upward trend with 6.48 per cent in February against 6.21 per cent in January.

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