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.

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh averaged 6.50 percent from 1994 until 2019, 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. source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh is expected to be 6.00 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 6.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Bangladesh Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.75 6.05 16.00 -0.03 1994 - 2019 percent Monthly
2005/06=100, NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-17 09:40 AM Sep 5.54% 5.49% 5.6%
2019-11-15 09:05 AM Oct 5.47% 5.54% 5.73%
2019-12-18 10:30 AM Nov 6.05% 5.47% 6.77%
2020-01-13 10:55 AM Dec 5.75% 6.05% 6.11%
2020-02-17 11:00 AM Jan 5.75% 4.82%


News Stream
2019-12-18
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Highest Since 2017
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh edged up to 6.05 percent in November of 2019 from 5.47 percent in the prior month. It was the highest inflation rate since September 2017, as both food (6.41 percent vs 5.49 percent in October) and non-food products (5.47 percent vs 5.45 percent) prices advanced faster. The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 6.01 percent and 6.12 percent, compared with October's figures of 5.36 percent and 5.67 percent respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.11 percent, following a 0.51 percent in the previous month.

2019-11-15
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Slows to 6-Month Low
Bangladesh inflation rate eased to 5.47 percent in October of 2019 from 5.54 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation since February, as non-food products cost slowed (5.45 percent vs 5.92 percent in September). In contrast, food prices advanced faster (5.49 percent vs 5.30 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.36 percent and 5.67 percent, compared with September's figures of 5.41 percent and 5.80 percent respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.51 percent, following a 1.85 percent in the previous month.

2019-10-17
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Edges Up in September
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh increased to 5.54 percent in September of 2019 from 5.49 percent in the prior month, as cost advanced faster for both food (5.30 percent vs 5.27 percent in August) and non-food products (5.92 percent vs 5.82 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.41 percent and 5.80 percent, compared with August's figures of 5.34 percent and 5.75 percent respectively. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.85 percent, following a 1.24 percent in the previous month.

2019-09-18
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Slows in August
The consumer price inflation rate in Bangladesh eased to 5.49 percent year-on-year in August 2019 from 5.62 percent in the previous month, as prices rose at a softer pace for both food (5.27 percent vs 5.42 percent) and non-food products (5.82 percent vs 5.94 percent). The inflation rates for rural and urban areas were 5.34 percent and 5.75 percent, compared with July's figures of 5.49 percent and 5.88 percent respectively.

2019-08-22
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Edges Up in July
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh increased to 5.62 percent in July 2019 from 5.52 percent in the prior month. Prices of both food (5.42 percent vs 5.40 percent in June) and non-food products (5.94 percent vs 5.71 percent) advanced faster. Regarding non-food items, cost increased for rent, housing & lighting (6.15 percent vs 4.82 percent) and clothing & footwear (6.06 percent vs 5.94 percent). In contrast, price went up at a softer pace for transport & communication (7.35 percent vs 7.48 percent); recreation & culture (2.20 percent vs 2.24 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (6.33 percent vs 8.29 percent) and health (2.89 percent vs 2.93 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.25 percent, following a 0.31 percent rise in June.

2019-07-15
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Lowest in 4 Months
Bangladesh inflation rate eased to 5.52 percent in June of 2019 from 5.63 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation since February, as prices of both food (5.40 percent vs 5.49 percent in May) and non-food products (5.71 percent vs 5.84 percent) went up at a softer pace. Regarding non-food items, cost slowed for clothing & footwear (5.94 percent vs 9.60 percent); transport & communication (7.48 percent vs 8.72 percent) and recreation & culture (2.24 percent vs 2.25 percent). In contrast, price advanced faster for rent, fuel & lighting (4.82 percent vs 4.24 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (8.29 percent vs 6.52 percent) and health (2.93 percent vs 2.39). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.31 percent, rebounding from a 1.18 percent drop in May.


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).

Bangladesh Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.75 6.05 16.00 -0.03 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 272.97 273.60 273.60 51.99 points [+]
GDP Deflator 229.41 219.37 229.41 126.35 points [+]
Export Prices 225.99 214.31 225.99 78.90 points [+]
Import Prices 259.43 246.03 259.43 89.90 points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.23 0.11 2.08 -1.44 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.90 6.40 9.09 3.77 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 248.24 247.72 248.24 131.01 points [+]