The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh rose marginally to 5.48 percent in March of 2020 from 5.46 percent in the previous month. Prices advanced further for non-food products (6.45 percent vs 6.23 percent in February) while food inflation slowed (4.87 percent vs 4.97 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.47 percent and 5.49 percent, above February's figures of 5.44 percent and 5.48 percent, respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.44 percent compared to 0.19 percent decrease in the prior month.

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh averaged 6.49 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 May of 2020. source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh is expected to be 5.90 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 6.00 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
5.48 5.46 16.00 -0.03 1994 - 2020 percent Monthly
2005/06=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-01-13 10:55 AM Dec 5.75% 6.05% 6.11%
2020-02-17 11:00 AM Jan 5.57% 5.75% 4.82%
2020-03-11 09:00 AM Feb 5.46% 5.57% 6.34%
2020-04-09 12:00 PM Mar 5.48% 5.46% 5.92%
2020-06-01 09:00 AM Apr 5.48% 7.67%
2020-06-26 11:30 AM May
2020-07-15 12:00 PM Jun 5.90%
2020-08-17 10:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Ticks Up to 5.48% in March
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh rose marginally to 5.48 percent in March of 2020 from 5.46 percent in the previous month. Prices advanced further for non-food products (6.45 percent vs 6.23 percent in February) while food inflation slowed (4.87 percent vs 4.97 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.47 percent and 5.49 percent, above February's figures of 5.44 percent and 5.48 percent, respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.44 percent compared to 0.19 percent decrease in the prior month.
2020-04-09
Bangladesh February Inflation Rate at Over 1-Year Low
Bangladesh's annual inflation rate edged down to 5.46 percent in February of 2020 from 5.57 percent in the previous month. The rate was the lowest since January of last year, as prices softened for both food (4.97 percent vs 5.12 percent in January) and non-food products (6.23 percent vs 6.3 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.44 percent and 5.48 percent, compared with January's figures of 5.52 percent and 5.67 percent, respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.19 percent compared to a 1.17 percent increase in the previous month.
2020-03-11
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Slows in January
Bangladesh inflation rate eased to 5.57 percent in January of 2020 from 5.75 percent in the previous month. Food prices advanced at a softer pace (5.12percent vs 5.88 percent in December) while non-food products cost rose faster (6.30 percent vs 5.55 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.52 percent and 5.67 percent, compared with December's figures of 5.76 percent and 5.73 percent respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.17 percent, after decreasing 0.23 percent in the previous month.
2020-02-17
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Slows in December
Bangladesh inflation rate eased to 5.75 percent in December of 2019 from 6.05 percent in the previous month. Food prices advanced at a softer pace (5.88 percent vs 6.41 percent in November) while non-food products cost rose faster (5.55 percent vs 5.47 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.76 percent and 5.73 percent, compared with November's figures of 6.01 percent and 6.12 percent respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.23 percent, after a 0.11 percent gain in the previous month.
2020-01-13

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).