The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh rose to 5.68 percent in August of 2020 from 5.53 percent in the prior month, as food prices advanced faster (6.08 percent vs 5.70 percent in July). Meanwhile, non-food inflation slowed (5.05 percent vs 5.28 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1.38 percent, after increasing 0.78 percent in the previous month.

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh averaged 6.48 percent from 1994 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 16 percent in September of 2011 and a record low of -0.03 percent in December of 1996. This page provides the latest reported value for - Bangladesh Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bangladesh Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh is expected to be 4.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Bangladesh to stand at 5.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bangladesh Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2021 and 6.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Bangladesh Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.68 5.53 16.00 -0.03 1994 - 2020 percent Monthly
2005/06=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-05 09:00 AM Apr 5.96% 5.48% 7.67%
2020-07-15 12:00 PM Jun 6.02% 5.35% 4.12%
2020-08-20 10:00 AM Jul 5.53% 6.02% 5.15%
2020-09-18 10:00 AM Aug 5.68% 5.53% 4.30%
2020-10-16 10:00 AM Sep 5.68% 4.84%
2020-11-16 10:00 AM Oct 4.96%
2020-12-18 10:00 AM Nov 4.78%


News Stream
Bangladesh August Inflation Rate Ticks Up to 5.68%
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh rose to 5.68 percent in August of 2020 from 5.53 percent in the prior month, as food prices advanced faster (6.08 percent vs 5.70 percent in July). Meanwhile, non-food inflation slowed (5.05 percent vs 5.28 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1.38 percent, after increasing 0.78 percent in the previous month.
2020-09-18
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Eases from 7-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh declined to 5.53 percent in July 2020 from a seven-month high of 6.02 percent in the previous month, as food inflation slowed to 5.70 percent from 6.54 percent. Meanwhile, non-food prices increased 5.28 percent, compared to 5.22 percent in June. On a monthly basis, consumer prices climbed 0.78 percent, after a 0.95 percent jump in June.
2020-08-20
Bangladesh June Inflation Rate Speeds Up to 6%
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh rose to 6.02 percent in June of 2020 from 5.35 percent in May which was the lowest rate since December of 2018, as demand improved with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Higher prices for food (6.54 percent vs 5.09 percent in May) more than offset a slowdown in non-food costs (5.22 percent vs 5.75 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 6.02 percent and 6.03 percent, above May's figures of 5.65 percent and 4.81 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.95 percent, after falling 1.75 percent in the preceding month.
2020-07-15
Bangladesh May Inflation Rate At Near 1-1/2-Year Low of 5.35%
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh dropped to 5.35 percent in May of 2020 from 5.96 percent in the prior month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December of 2018, amid a slowdown in prices of both food (5.09 percent vs 5.91 percent in April) and non-food products (5.75 percent vs 6.04 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.65 percent and 4.81 percent, below April's figures of 6.08 percent and 5.73 percent, respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 1.75 percent, after increasing 0.56 percent in the previous month.
2020-06-05

Bangladesh Inflation Rate
In Bangladesh, the most important categories in the consumer price index are food, non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco (59 percent of the total weight) and gross rent, fuel and lighting (16.9 percent). The index also includes: clothing and footwear (6.9 percent); transport and communication (4.2 percent), recreation, entertainment, education & cultural services (4.1 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.6 percent); medical care and health expenses (2.8 percent) and furnishing (2.7 percent).